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.

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 five...
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 3-D-printed anatomical models for radiologists and their...
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 Web...
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 printing cloud provider WhiteClouds, announced new...
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 (also...
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 been around since the mid-1980s, there is accumulating evidence that this...
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 release...
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 (also...
News | Enterprise Imaging | April 08, 2016
April 8, 2016 — Mach7 Technologies and 3D Medical announced the completion of their merger. The combined company will...
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 3-D printed skull, surgery planning, University of Michigan

A 3-D model of a patient’s skull helped doctors prepare for surgery to remove a rare, high-stage tumor. Image courtesy of University of Michigan Health System.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 06, 2016
April 6, 2016 — Doctors at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital recently used 3-D printing to...
Planmeca ProModel, 3-D printing, first Nordic facial tissue transplant procedure

Image courtesy of Planmeca

News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 04, 2016
March 4, 2016 — The first facial tissue transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed...
Materialise, Mimics Care Suite, 3-D printing in hospitals
News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 03, 2016
March 3, 2016 — Materialise NV announced the launch of the Materialise Mimics Care Suite, a full suite of software and...
Stratasys Ltd., 3-D printing, HIMSS 2016

Neurosurgeons training on anatomically accurate Stratasys 3-D-printed models that incorporate soft and hard tissue. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 01, 2016
March 1, 2016 — Stratasys Ltd., the 3-D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, will be featured at the...
Kaiba Gionfriddo, Materialise, TRS, University of Michigan, partnerships, 3D-printed tracheal splints

Kaibba Gionfriddo, one of the children suffering from TBM who was treated with a 3D-printed tracheal splint at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan

News | Medical 3-D Printing | January 05, 2016
January 5, 2016 — In December, Materialise announced a partnership with Tissue Regeneration Systems (TRS) to...
Materialise, Mimics Innovation Suite, U.S. expansion, 3-D printing

Ariana Smith, a 17-year-old Taylor, Mich., teen, became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, a part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and the first in Michigan, to benefit from a revolutionary 3-D printed heart model, produced by Materialise that helped heart specialists in selecting the right tools for her treatment.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — Citing increased use of its Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite in hospitals and other clinical...
Stratasys and Vital Images Partner on 3-D Printing

An example of a 3-D printed aortic valve with calcified areas highlighted in blue that Vital exhibited as the types of on-demand 3-D printing that can be done with its new service.

Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — Vital Images Inc. announced a partnership with Stratasys Ltd., a 3-D printing and additive...