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.

Kaiba Gionfriddo

Feature | April 30, 2015

Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed....

Videos | Information Technology | April 23, 2015

DAIC/ITN Editor Dave Fornell shows examples of new healthcare IT technology at the 2015 HIMSS meeting that will...

News | April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 — 3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a...

Steven Keating, MIT, brain tumor, 3-D printing, patient access, medical data

MIT graduate student Steven Keating holds a 3-D-printed copy of his cancerous astrocytoma brain tumor. It was printed by Keating with data from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Image courtesy of Paula Aguilera and Jonathan William.

Feature | April 10, 2015

An MIT graduate student’s research into 3-D printing...

Feature | March 03, 2015

March 3, 2015 — A study being presented at the Society of...

3-D printing, medical industry, advanced visualization, 2020
News | February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 — In a new report, SmarTech Markets Publishing forecasts shipments of...

3-D printing, tracheal reconstruction, STS, Goldstein, Feinstein Institute

Daniel A. Grande, Ph.D., director of the orthopedic research laboratory at the Feinstein Institute, and Todd Goldstein, an investigator at the Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, with their MakerBot Replicator desktop 3-D printer that they used to 3-D print cartilage to repair tracheal damage.

Feature | January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 — Three-dimensional (3-D) printing can...

3-D printing, eyesight, tumor, Michael Balzer, wife
News | January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015 — When his wife was misdiagnosed, Michael Balzer used...

3-D printing, advanced visualization, Yale-OPM joint research program

Image courtesy of OPM

News | January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015 — Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) announced the commencement of an extensive joint research...

ECRI 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, 3-D printing, Telemedicine

Image courtesy of ECRI

News | January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015 — ECRI Institute’s 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, available as a free public service,...

Columbia University Medical Center, 3-D printing, meniscus implant
Feature | December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 ­— Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the meniscus using...

Fujifilm Synapse 3D, 3-D models, 3-D printing, RSNA 2014

Photo courtesy of Fujifilm

News | December 03, 2014

December 3, 2014 — Fujifilm will showcase the...

 3-D printed model to guide face transplant
Feature | December 02, 2014

December 2, 2014 — Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and...

3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

Plaster composite heart focusing on the intracardiac details to aid surgical planning.

Feature | November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 — An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with...

3-D Printed OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device
News | August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 — Additive manufacturing (3-D printing) company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) announced it has...

 oxford performance materials 3d printing
News | August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014 — Additive manufacturing (3-D printing) company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) was named the "...

A 3-D printed model.

A 3-D printed model.

News | August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the NIH 3-D Print Exchange, a public website...

3-d pronting, 3D printing

The University of Arizona is using 3-D printing of pediatric patients chest cavities and organs to confirm if the Syncardia ventricular assist device (VAD) can fit in specific patients.

Feature | May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014 — It is possible to use 3-D printer technology to create some types of customized medical devices on...

Virtual Surgical Planning 3-D Planning Systems Advanced Visualization
News | April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014 — 3D Systems announced that its Medical Modeling Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) technology — the...