OK, we got completely sucked in by this Facebook Ad from The University of Melbourne, but it is for a good cause! The 3dMedLab at Austin headlines this promotion. Make sure you check it out — and if you want to learn more about studying health sciences including medicine at Unimelb then click here!
You know that little tingle that goes down your spine when something goes right? We we are feeling it now, with our most recent paper published in Anaesthesia Reports.
These little critters are making a huge difference to our surgery and anaesthesia teams in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, making sure that their Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) are working properly and keeping them safe under their surgical gowns — let’s hope that it helps others as well.
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
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”
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Austin 3DMedLab has been beavering away on multiple fronts. You can read about our efforts in COVID-19 related 3D Printing at The University of Melbourne’s online magazine, Pursuit.
Together with our colleagues at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, we have put together a summary of issues to consider when regulating medical 3d printing. You can access it now at the ANZ Journal of Surgery!
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.