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.

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

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

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News | December 03, 2014
December 3, 2014 — Fujifilm will showcase the ability of Synapse 3-D and discuss how radiologists use 3-D models to...
 3-D printed model to guide face transplant
Feature | December 02, 2014
December 2, 2014 — Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size...
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 "Best...
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...
CT systems dinosaur fossils 3-D printers
News | November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 — Data from computed tomography (CT) scans can be used with 3-D printers to make accurate copies of...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | December 18, 2012
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights the latest advancements that will impact cardiovascular imaging from the...