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 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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

Materialise, AnatomyPrint, 3-D printing service, RSNA 2016, RSNA 2017, Carestream
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 — Materialise NV has launched AnatomyPrint, an easy-to-use service for medical professionals that...

MD Buyline, James Laskaris, five medical technology innovations, very near future

The MARIA microwave radar breast-imaging system from Micrima Ltd. received European regulatory approval in 2015 and is currently involved in several clinical trials throughout the U.K.

Feature | Radiology Imaging | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 — James Laskaris, emerging technology analyst at MD Buyline, recently offered his perspective on...

SPECT-CT, 3-D printing, University of Wurzburg, Germany, Johannes Tran-Gia, dosimetry calibration

SPECT/CT reconstructions and VOIs used for determination of calibration factors for the adult kidney filled with Lu-177 (A) and the corresponding sphere filled with I-131 (B). Credit: University of Würzburg

News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 06, 2017

January 6, 2017 — In nuclear medicine, the goal is to keep radiation exposure at a minimum, while obtaining quality...

Materialise, benefits of 3-D printing, RSNA 2016, workshops
News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016 — Materialise NV showcased the benefits of...

Materialise, 3-D printing, RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers, Carestream
News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 05, 2016

December 5, 2016 — Materialise NV announced a pair of new partnerships for development of 3-D anatomical models with...

Carestream, Materialise, AnatomyPrint, 3-D printing service, collaboration, RSNA 2016
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 — Carestream is highlighting the results of its collaboration with Materialise NV by showcasing a...

TeraRecon, WhiteClouds, 3-D printing, 3D Print Packs, RSNA 2016
News | Advanced Visualization | November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 — TeraRecon, together with full-color...

3-D pringing

A 3-D printed model of conjoined twins that was used to help guide surgeons to plan a separation procedure and help navigate the anatomy once in surgery. This case was late-breaking news highlighted at RSNA 2015.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | November 01, 2016 | By Dave Fornell

Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (...

3-D printing, aortic valve model, aortic stenosis, Cleveland Clinic, ASE 2016

Image courtesy of Henry Ford Hospital.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 – While 3-D printing has...

Artec 3D, Artec Studio 11, 3-D printing
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | June 02, 2016

June 2, 2016 — Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3-D hardware and software, announced the...

Johns Hopkins, 3-D printing, bone scaffold, additive manufacturing

A sample 3-D printed scaffold that matches the lower jaw of a female patient. Image courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 — To make a good framework for filling in missing bone, mix at least 30 percent pulverized natural bone...

3d printing, conjoined twins

A 3-D printed model of conjoined twins that was used to help guide surgeons to plan a separation procedure and help navigate the anatomy once in surgery. This case was late-breaking news highlighted at RSNA 2015.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | May 24, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (...