EJVES: Flexible 3D Printed Templates for Treating Aortic Aneurysms

A template for physician modified FEVAR, 3d printed in flexible resin (Visijet CE-NT, 3d Systems).

It’s 2021 and Happy New Year 🎉 to all of our friends around the globe! We kick off the year with another publication — this time in the European Journal of Vascular Surgery.

We’ve been beavering away making 3D Printed Flexible aortic models for the design and preparation of physician-modified fenestrated endovascular aortic stent-grafts.

Read all about the great work of Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Prof Tracie Barber, and A/Prof Jason Chuen in this collaborative project between Austin Health, The University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales!

Anaesthesia Reports: The design and manufacture of 3D‐printed adjuncts for powered air‐purifying respirators

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.

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.

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.

3dMedLab makes a strong showing at #RACS18

The Austin 3dMedLab was out in force at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Congress in Sydney recently.

With 3 posters and one presentation, 3D technology is certainly making its mark in the operating theatre and surgical management.

We were also very proud to see the strong focus on clinical leadership, communication and diversity. Continue reading “3dMedLab makes a strong showing at #RACS18”