Not all of our work involves 3D Printing! In this paper on the differential diagnosis of Lipoprotein (a) atherosclerosis vs Takayasu’s arteritis, 3D Modelling helped visualise the pathology and preparation of the manuscript.
In many cases the standard, templated 3D Volume Rendered (3DVR) reconstructions from PACS and diagnostic radiology workstations do the job, but when you specifically want to highlight features or portray complex elements, then clinical and anatomical input is critical.
Congratulations Dr Harris on this paper and we look forward to more collaborations like this!
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.
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!
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!
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:
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.
Body Print — Medical 3D Printing on 7 News
Great to see our team featured like this — special thanks to Jas, Judy, Shanan and Nathan as well as Julia, David and Julie for working behind the scenes.