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. 

RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry
News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019
August 8, 2019 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | May 21, 2019
This is a sample of the 3-D printed hearts and coronary anatomy models created from patient CT scans to enable...
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., illustrates how patient survival depends on keeping the left ventricular outflow track (LVOT) clear during transcatheter mitral valve valve-in-valve replacement using a 3-D printed heart from a patient and a Sapien transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valve.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 08, 2019
This 360 degree photo shows Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,...
Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller featured a proof-of-principle — a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells.

Bioprinting research from the lab of Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller featured a proof-of-principle — a scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac with airways and blood vessels that never touch yet still provide oxygen to red blood cells. Image courtesy of Jordan Miller/Rice University.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | May 03, 2019
May 3, 2019 — Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3-D printing replacement organs with a...
As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel
When Andreas Grüntzig, father of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, approached his cardiac surgeon...
Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 — A 72-year-old woman from northern Michigan became Henry Ford Health System’s 1,000th patient treated...
Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of structural heart disease (SHD). The COAPT...
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Partners With Philips for Health IT and Clinical Informatics
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019 – Philips announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen to implement the company’s...
Biomodex Announces New Training Solution for Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | October 04, 2018
October 4, 2018 — Three-dimensional printing company Biomodex, which develops organ twins for advanced physician...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018
A 360 degree photo of the 3-D printed models created from cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans displayed in the Vital...
3D Systems Announces On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018 — 3D Systems announced availability of its new On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service. This new service...
The use of 3-D printed hearts from patients' pre-TAVR planning CT scans have improved outcomes of procedures at the University of Minnesota. Clearly identifying where calcium is located on the valves prior to TAVR device implantation has helped reduce the incidence of paravalvular leak.  #SCAI, #SCAI2018

The use of 3-D printed hearts from patients' pre-TAVR planning CT scans have improved outcomes of procedures at the University of Minnesota. Clearly identifying where calcium is located on the valves prior to TAVR device implantation has helped reduce the incidence of paravalvular leak.

News | Heart Valve Technology | May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 – A new study examines the effectiveness of 3-D printing technology and computer modeling to predict...
Nemours Children's Health System Uses 3-D Printing to Deliver Personalized Care
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 – Nemours Children’s Health System, a Florida-based health system with locations in six states,  is now...
Materialise First Company to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic 3-D-Printed Anatomical Models
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 — Materialise NV became the first company in the world to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...
3-D Printed Models Improve Medical Student Training
News | Medical 3-D Printing | March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018 — A relatively inexpensive 3-D-printed model of a patient's blood vessels is as effective as current...