Why Hospitals Turn to Point-of-Care 3D Printing
More haptic perception, fully integrating with electronic medical records, and talking to patients without the use of screens are just a few reasons discussed at the 3D Printing in Medicine Course as to why hospitals are turning to Point-of-Care 3D Printing. The event, which took place at the M Museum in Leuven, Belgium, on June 13 and 14, 2019, brought together clinicians, medical imaging specialists, engineers, and other experts involved in turning medical imaging data into anatomical models in hospitals to share learnings, findings, and cases to further the field.
We have made great progress, but still a lot needs to be done, according to the event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Morris from the US’s Mayo Clinic. Last year alone, the Mayo Clinic was able to produce over 3,000 3D-printed anatomical models, which is the realization of Dr. Morris’ dream, who printed the first model at the hospital 12 years ago.