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.

3dMedAu18 Call for Abstracts Open!

Submit your abstract now!The 3dMed Australia 2018 Conference abstract submission is now open. Please make sure that you read the Abstract Submission Guidelines before making your submission using the Electronic Form by the Close of Business on Friday 31 August 2018.

We welcome papers in the following areas:

  • Clinical Applications of 3D Imaging & Analysis, 3D Modelling or 3D Printing (including Bioprinting)
  • The Medical Industry, Technology and Clinical Interface: Collaboration, development and commercial issues in the growing 3D MedTech Industry
  • 3D Medical Technologies for Patients and the Community: Exploring how 3D Technologies are influencing society, community and trends in patient care. We encourage these papers to be targeted for a diverse and non-scientific audience.
  • Simulation and Teaching: The use of 3D visualisation, modelling, and printing for simulation and education of clinicians, patients, and medical device development.
  • Regulation and Ethics: Managing 3D datasets, software models and additive manufacturing can be a minefield for regulatory authorities and existing intellectual property legislation. Share your insights into how we are navigating this Brave New World.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality hardware is now at a tipping point of reliability, affordability, and adaptability with rapid growth in its application in teaching, simulation, clinical care and therapy.
  • Other: There are plenty of topics which we are sure we have not thought of. Please demonstrate your innovation and enthusiasm by leading us into the unknown unknowns of 3D Medical Technologies!

We will be assigning worthy projects to Poster and Podium Presentations, so please be prepared for both, and make sure that you read our Submission Guidelines.

Good luck, and start writing!