• #14 - 3D Printing in Medicine • MedicalExpo e-Magazine

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    3D Printing in Medicine




    A 3D printed skull, jaw, ear, heart, kidney, hip, hand and more. The list is long. This new technology has become such a key trend in the medical sector that we soon may be able to print every single body part.

     

    Beyond the ability to produce new prosthetics and implants with a 3D printer, the rise of this technology represents a huge advance in surgical planning by improving our understanding of anatomy and optimizing surgery. It also opens the door to a small revolution in dentistry, with the eventual goal of creating 3D printed permanent teeth.

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    Replicating the heart in 3D improves understanding significantly.
    Courtesy of Replica 3dm

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    The ability to produce highly detailed three-dimensional models from radiological scans is a huge advance, not only in prosthetics and implants but also in surgical preparation.   Hospitals generally use 3D printing to produce highly detailed models of patient-specific structures from CT and MRI scans. Images from...

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    A Spanish cancer patient received a brand new sternum manufactured in titanium through 3D Printing.

    INFOGRAPHICS. 3D printed medical equipment is no longer a fantasy. Medical professionals need to pay attention to what has become a key trend in the industry, with an almost continuous flow of announcements. From sternums to robotic hands and thyroid glands, we have selected some of the most stunning examples.

    1: Skull

    2: Jaw

    3: Ear

    4: Trachea

    5: Thyroid Gland

    6: Sternum

    7: Heart

    8: Hand

    9: Kidney

    10: Hip


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    No human can work as accurately as a printer when creating a model.
    Courtesy of Roboze

    A revolution is underway in dentistry: 3D printing. Today, temporary crowns and bridges are already produced using 3D techniques. Important challenges remain before permanent teeth can be printed.   “It begins with the intraoral scanner that replaces the traditional dental impression,” explained Gil Lavi, Vice...

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    Margaux Gianfranceschi

    Margaux Gianfranceschi is a medical professional based in France.


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    Guy Ramsay

    Guy Ramsay is a South African medical writer.


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    Celia Sampol

    Celia Sampol is a journalist with 13 years of experience in Paris, Brussels and Washington. She’s now the editor-in-chief of MedicalExpo e-magazine.


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    Ludovic Nachury

    Ludovic Nachury has been innovation enthusiast for more than 10 years.


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    Kristina Müller

    Kristina Müller is a freelance journalist writing mainly about nautical and medical issues.


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