Even though healthcare has come a long way over the past century, there are still patients with unique and complex conditions that doctors find themselves challenged by Dr. Jonathan Morris at the Mayo Clinic has been using 3D Printing to push the boundaries of modern 3D Printing healthcare, from visualizing patient anatomies in 3D to surgery guided by precise anatomical models. Hear him speak at the Materialise World Summit to discover what the future of healthcare could look like – and how Mayo Clinic is already making that future a reality.
One of the most renowned hospitals in the world, the Mayo Clinic is a pioneer in the use of 3D printing technology for healthcare. Mayo is unique in that 3D Printing has been integrated in the workflow of the hospital with clinicians actively making use of the extensive 3D visualization, modeling and printing services delivered daily by the Anatomic Modeling lab.
Starting from a couple of complex conjoined twins cases more than a decade ago, to printing over 400 models last year, the Anatomical Modeling Lab is proving just how much value 3D Printing can add to healthcare. They provide support to a growing number of specialties, and each day the number of patients impacted by 3D Printing grows. Mayo Clinic has a flexible and collaborative approach to 3D Printing – radiologists, surgeons and researchers are constantly developing new ways of using the technology, and are able to tap into the Materialise backbone of 3D printing solutions to support their innovation.