The Impact of 3D Planning on Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Therapy

sabine.vancanegem
June 27, 2017

The Center for Structural Heart Disease at the Henry Ford Hospital under the leadership of Dr. William O’Neill is one of the leading Structural Heart programs. Dr. Dee Dee Wang, Director of Structural Heart Imaging at the Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Director of 3D Printing at the Henry Ford Innovations Institute recently spoke at the Materialise World Summit that took place in Brussels earlier this year. During her talk, she shared why 3D technology plays a critical role in their work on Structural Heart procedures and mostly Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) therapy.

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Promising Patient-Specific Implant Replaces the Complex Glenoid

Joyce Van den Broeck
June 26, 2017

As part of an effort to spread the knowledge and experience of surgeons' use of Medical 3D Printing, and to illustrate how 3D planning can benefit your practice, we initiated an orthopedic webinar series. Today, Dr. Carl Ekholm shares his presentation: “Complex Glenoids in my Practice."

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Little Hearts of China Project: 3D-Printed Models Illuminating Complex Pediatric Cases

Marta Sambaer
June 22, 2017

In April 2017, a young patient with serious cardiac deformity was the happy recipient of a successful heart surgery. His case was very complex and the surgery entailed high risks. What makes this surgery even more special however, is that it was one of the first to be performed under the patronage of Little Hearts of China. This charity project brings in selected young patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) from the western region of China and offers them advanced medical care that would otherwise not be available locally.

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Materialise USA Hosts 3D Printing in Medicine Course

Abbey Delaney
June 20, 2017

Representatives from over 50 medical centers converged at Materialise in Plymouth, Michigan to learn about applications, clinical value, and the best practices of implementing 3D Printing in a hospital setting.

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5 Essential Tips on Getting the Best 3D-Printed Results for Your Anatomical Models

Pieter Slagmolen
June 19, 2017

In addition to its many other benefits, Medical 3D Printing has revolutionized how the pathology of a disease can be visualized. In a growing number of hospitals worldwide, it has earned its rightful place as standard procedure, for instance, in the placement of standard knee implants or in using cardiovascular models for preparing congenital heart defects surgery.

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Groundbreaking Surgery for Jaw Reconstruction

Maarten Zandbergen
June 09, 2017

Newcastle United football fan Tommy Innes has recently undergone reconstructive cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery to remove a tumor from his lower jaw.

The 10-hour long procedure took place at The Newcastle Royal Victory Infirmary (RVI), where Tommy works as an NHS electrician. Materialise worked with the  surgical team involved in the complex CMF procedure, which involved replacing part of Tommy’s lower jaw with bone taken from his fibula.

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When 2D Imaging Is Insufficient in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease Cases

Stella Pahinis
May 17, 2017

Cardiology has the distinction of being one of the earliest specializations in which patient-specific 3D anatomical models were implemented as part of treatment procedures. And although Medical 3D Printing has been used in the field for quite a few years already, much debate remains regarding which case should involve a 3D patient-specific model. It's a management decision that requires much thought and data. Until recently, literature on the use of 3D Printing in congenital heart disease (CHD) has been limited to anecdotal studies. This scientific publication has now given us more insight into the issue.

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3D-Printed Kidney Model Allows Surgeons to Successfully Transplant Adult Kidney into Two-Year-Old

Stephanie Benoit
May 11, 2017

For the first time ever, surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have been able to transplant an adult kidney into a two-year-old child, using 3D Printing to achieve this complex surgery.

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A Novel Just-In-Time Concept

sabine.vancanegem
May 10, 2017

An Innovative Combination of the Power of Additive Manufacturing and the Integrity of Mimics Innovation Suite  

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, are proposing a new concept called just-in-time, that applies to additive manufacturing (AM) prosthesis design. This particular approach adopted by the Australian research converts raw CT scan data directly into 3D printable porous calcaneal prostheses.

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3D Patient-Specific Modeling: Innovative Approach for Scoliosis Diagnosis

sabine.vancanegem
April 27, 2017

Researchers at the University of Kragujevac have proposed a new, non-invasive 3D methodology to assess scoliosis, in which spine measurements can be performed by limiting radiation exposure and human intervention. 

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