Medical 3-D Printing

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for 3D printing, also referred to as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing. 3-D printing is used in medicine to aid complex procedural guidance, procedure planning and medical education involving unique cases or disease states.

3D Systems Introduces DICOM to 3-D Printing Functionality at RSNA 2017
News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018 – At the 2017 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago,...
RSNA 2017 Celebrates Innovation in Radiology
News | Radiology Imaging | January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018 — The Radiological Society of North America’s 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2017...
3-D-Printed Prosthetic Implants Could Improve Treatment for Hearing Loss

Size comparison between 3-D printed prosthesis implant and a penny.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 — Researchers using computed tomography (CT) scans and 3-D printing have created accurate, custom-...
FDA Announces Final Guidance and Webinar for Technical Considerations for 3-D-Printed Medical Devices
News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 03, 2018
January 3, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final version of the guidance, “Technical...
Philips Announces New 3-D Printing Integration With 3D Systems and Stratasys
News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017 — Philips recently announced agreements with 3D Systems and Stratasys, two global leaders in the 3-D...
Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 Highlighted by New 3-D Modeling Application
Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017 — Philips announced the debut of IntelliSpace Portal 10, the latest edition of its comprehensive,...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | December 07, 2017
Dianna Bardo M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3-D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children's Hospital,...
Materialise Partners With Formlabs for Complete 3-D Printing Solution
News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 04, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Materialise and Formlabs are collaborating to deliver a complete, cost-effective and easy-to-use...
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3-D printing lab that supports its complex structural heart program.

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., runs Henry Ford Hospital's 3-D printing lab that supports its complex structural heart program.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
Three-dimensional (3-D) printed anatomic models created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Director, Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses 3-...
German Hospital Plans Life-Saving Vascular Surgeries With 3-D Printing

Transparent Stratasys 3-D-printed model of a patient-specific aortic arch, used by the University Hospital Mainz to practice complex endovascular surgeries. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017 — Stratasys Ltd. announced that surgeons at the University of Mainz Cardiothoracic and Vascular...
3D CT image reconstruction of the thoracic organs and the heart using Philips software.
Webinar | Advanced Visualization | November 07, 2017
The webinar “Innovation and Success in 3D-inspired Development of the Business and Clinical Practice,” took place Dec....
3D printing of the heart and coronary artery tree from a patient's CT scan.
Webinar | Medical 3-D Printing | August 09, 2017
Learn how 3-D printing empowers medical device manufacturer Medtronic to bring products to market faster, develop...
GE Additive and Stryker Announce Additive Manufacturing Partnership
News | Medical 3-D Printing | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — GE Additive and Stryker have entered a partnership agreement to support Stryker’s growth in additive...
3-D-printed Model of Stenotic Intracranial Artery Enables Vessel-Wall MRI Standardization
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 — A collaboration between stroke neurologists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and...
3-D Prints Compare Effectiveness of Top Surgical Techniques for Repairing Heel Deformity
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 — Using 3-D models of a patient’s foot, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have found that the three leading...
Stratasys, 3DHEART trial, open enrollment, 3-D printed pediatric heart models
News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 — Stratasys Ltd. announced last week enrollment is now open for 3DHEART, an investigator-initiated trial...
EchoPixel, True 3-D Print Support, 3-D printing, True 3-D Viewer, HIMSS 2017, RSNA 2017
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017 — EchoPixel recently announced True 3-D print support functionality, a new set of software tools...
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CHLA, Frank Ing, 3-D printed model, pulmonary artery

Pediatric interventional cardiologist Frank Ing, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 — When Children’s Hospital Los Angeles cardiologists found evidence that a portion of Nate Yamane’s...
Arterys, Cardiac MRI, cardiac MRI advances

An example of the Arterys blood flow imaging assessment software that can help automate cardiac MRI. 

Feature | RSNA 2016 | January 30, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Each year imaging system manufacturers use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting at the end of the...