Our latest publication in Frontiers in Surgery outline our experience in utilising 3D models to improve surgical planning and logistics for patients undergoing complex total hip arthroplasty. A great effort by 3dMedLab students Michael Jiang and Gordon Chen, Jasamine Coles-Black, and Austin Health orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Alexander. You can read the full article here.
We love collaboration — especially when our own Dr Jasamine Coles-Black and A/Prof Jason Chuen work with amazing people like Mathilde Desselle, Dr Marianne Kirrane, Dr Ian Chao, Prof Mia Woodruff and A/Prof Clair Sullivan!
You can check out this paper outlining techniques to evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, which brings together researchers from:
- Austin Health
- Eastern Health Victoria
- Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Austin 3dMedLab
- Herston Biofabrication Institute
- The University of Melbourne
- Queensland University of Technology
- The University of Queensland
- Metro North Hospital and Health Service Queensland
The 3dMedLab is still beavering away – our most recent publication is a systematic review of 3d printed phantoms for AAA and EVAR. Thanks again to Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Prof Damien Bolton, Mr Domenic Robinson, and A/Prof Jason Chuen.
You can find it online whilst we wait for a paper publication date!
We seem to be humming along through 2021 with more publications in the works. Our latest is this article published in a Frontiers in Surgery Special Edition from Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Prof Damien Bolton and A/Prof Jason Chuen reviewing the role of 3D Printed Vascular Models. Make sure you check it out!
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.
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!
Today’s topic is 3d printing in urology, and how 3d printing can help patient education through a simulated urostomy! This low cost, simple device can help patients adjust to life-changing surgery, and demonstrates how quickly an idea can go from concept to prototype using CAD and 3d printing techniques.
Many thanks to our authors Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Dr Ian Chao, A/Prof Jason Chuen, A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuck, Mr Dennis Gyomber and Prof Damien Bolton, along with the production team at the Journal of 3d Printing in Medicine!
Read it online here: https://doi.org/10.2217/3dp-2020-0015
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 in the following media articles:
- 3d Printing Medical Equipment for COVID-19, Pursuit — University of Melbourne, 1 May 2020
- 3D-printer owners rally to produce protective equipment as stocks dwindle. Hack — Triple J, ABC, 2 April 2020.
- Australia’s 3D printing experts are banding together to make masks for at-risk health workers. SBS News, 3 April 2020.
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.
This update takes an international flavour as we head off to Hamburg, Germany for the European Society for Vascular Surgery Conference.
In the lead-up to our presentations at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress #RACS18 we were interviewed by Georgia Main and Hope Wilson from Seven News Melbourne about our work in pre-surgical 3D printing. Our papers identified how medical 3D printing improves patient and carer understanding of their disease, leads to better satisfaction and engagement in medical care, assist surgeons to train for and plan complex surgery, and improve outcomes by reducing operating time, and blood loss.