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.

3-D printing, CT dataset, conjoined twins, surgical separation, physical model

3-D color segmentation of CT data with 3-D model used to help separate the conjoined twins.

Feature | Advanced Visualization | December 02, 2015
December 2, 2015 — A combination of detailed computed tomography (CT) imaging and 3-D printing technology has been used...
Daniel A. Grande, Ph.D., director of the orthopedic research laboratory at the Feinstein Institute, and Todd Goldstein, an investigator at the 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, utilized the MakerBot Replicator desktop 3-D printer to 3-D print cartilage to repair tracheal damage.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | September 09, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis
In many ways, medical imaging is the backbone of the entire healthcare industry. Medical professionals can only treat...
Philips, Ultimaker, MRI scans, 3-D printing, replicas, ISMRM
News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015 —In an effort to demonstrate how 3-D printing can help better interpret medical imaging, Philips teamed...
FFR-CT,

An example of FFR-CT, which uses supercomputing algorithms to determine a virtual assessment of hemodynamic flow through all coronary artery segments. 

Blog | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015
Here is a recap of some of the top trends and new technology at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in...
4WEB Medical, orthopedic implant, first, Australia
News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 — 4WEB Medical, provider of 3-D printed orthopedic implants, announced its first Australian patient-...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | August 05, 2015
Interview with Dee Dee Wang, M.D., FACC, FASE, advanced structural heart imaging staff cardiologist, Henry Ford...
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Prints First 3-D Heart Using Multiple Imaging Techniques

Image courtesy of Spectrum Health

News | Radiology Imaging | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully...
CT System
News | June 24, 2015
Texas Children's Hospital successfully separated Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata in late February, completing one...
Multicolor model of a congenital heart defect.

Multicolor model of a congenital heart defect.

Technology | June 03, 2015
June 3, 2015 - Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Materialise announces the launch of the latest Mimics Innovation Suite...
Holographic Optical Technologies, Kickstarter, Voxgram, Voxbox Pro, hologram
News | May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 — Holographic Optical Technologies has made its Voxgram hologram technology available to the consumer...

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. Garrett...
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 change...
News | April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 — 3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team...
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 helped doctors remove a tumor from his brain last August, and he...
Feature | March 03, 2015
March 3, 2015 — A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D...
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 printers in the medical...
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 effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing...
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 to get her accurate treatment — and...
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...