Over the past 20 years, 3D Printing has emerged as a disruptive technology in the healthcare field — it’s been used to create custom devices and instruments, plan complex medical procedures, and to better train future medical professionals. As the accessibility to the technology increases, hospitals are beginning to adopt 3D Printing programs within their own institutions, aiming to reduce lead times for 3D-printed models and to build knowledge internally. But along with the tremendous potential of 3D Printing, there are also significant challenges to its widespread adoption. Where should you start? Here are the questions you need to answer while you consider getting started with 3D Printing in your hospital.
Over 45,000 attendees gathered in Chicago to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The conference brought together radiology professionals for education opportunities, networking, and provided a forum for collaboration on the latest innovations, including 3D Printing—which was even one of the top 5 trends of the whole conference.