3D printing medical equipment in response to COVID-19

Our work has been featured on the Austin Health iNews website. Reproduced below for your convenience.

3D printing medical equipment in response to COVID-19

6 July 2020 – Mary Ioannidis

Nurse Dallas Hamilton wearing the PPE hood and 3D printed ‘spider’ that keeps surgical gowns from being sucked into the PAPR.

PPE hoods are something that anaesthetists, nurses and surgeons commonly wear to protect themselves when performing procedures that cause patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to generate potentially infectious aerosols. Continue reading “3D printing medical equipment in response to COVID-19”

3d Printing in ENT Training – Out Now!

Journal Cover, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

What a great way to start the new year! Congratulations to our MD Research Project students Gordon Chen and Michael Jiang who have published their systematic review of 3d Printing in Otolaryngology Training, together with collaborating co-supervisor and ENT surgeon Dr Deb Amott. If you need a current summary of the state of play of 3d printed models for ENT training and simulation then first take a look here at The Journal of Laryngology and Otology.

3d Printing for Orthopaedic Preoperative Planning – Out now!

Our MD Research Project students have been hard at work again and we are proud to announce another publication. Students Michael Jiang and Gordon Chen have published their systematic review of 3d printing for orthopaedic preoperative planning in the ANZ Journal of Surgery. The study, co-supervised by orthopaedic surgeon Mr Andrew Hardidge, concludes that there is clear evidence for the use of 3d printed models to improve intra-operative metrics (such as operating time) and patient understanding and engagement.

Are you lost?

Apologies to attendees at ##3dMed19. Due to construction works outside AAMI Park Stadium the main entrance is closed. Please enter by walking around the construction site through Entrance F Gate 4 towards the Corporate Office driveway on Ground Level and look for the #3dMed19 signs. We are working with AAMI Park Events team to improve signage and access.

Google Map Location:

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Video Vignette: Fully robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection with 3d image fusion

Want to see something cool? Visit the latest edition of Colorectal Disease to see our Video Vignette: Fully robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection – a fusion of technologies where we combine a digital 3d-model with robotic surgery to guide the surgeon to the right location. Thanks to our collaborators Dr Atan Das, Dr Toan Pham, A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk and Mr Satish Warrier from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Department of Surgery.

#3dMed19 hasn’t even started yet

#3dMed19 hasn’t even started yet and some of our faculty and attendees can’t contain themselves. We love Twitter, and the hashtags and mentions have already started flowing. If you can’t be at the conference then follow the #3dmed19 hashtag on Twitter, or if you really want to get #meta them keep an eye on the leaderboard over at Symplur.

Twitter Trend for #3dMed19 - courtesy Symplur
Twitter Trend for #3dMed19 – courtesy Symplur
Twitter Leaderboard for #3dMed19 - courtesy Symplur
Twitter Leaderboard for #3dMed19 – courtesy Symplur

ARC Centre for Medical Implant Technologies Launch Event

It’s been a big month for 3dMedLab. Apart from presenting at multiple meetings recently, as well as organising our own — 3dMed 2019 Nov 15-16 at AAMI Park, in case you didn’t know — today was the official launch of the Australian Research Council Centre for Medical Implant Technologies, which we have conveniently abbreviated as ARC-CMIT.

This brings together 24 organisations across hospital clinicians, academics, and industry in order to develop an integrated framework for 3d printed prostheses, implants, and personalised surgical devices, including The University of Melbourne, Epworth Healthcare, Flinders University and Griffith University.

Austin Health 3dMedLab is proud to have been a key partner of this application from its inception and we will be delivering the key grass-roots clinical component of this centre, helping industry, academics, and engineers gain experience in and understand how this technology will function in a real-life, working hospital environment. Given the expertise that is in this research team, you would be hard pressed to find a problem we can’t solve if we put our collective minds to it!

Special thanks to Ali Moore for hosting this event and Katie Allen MP for visiting.