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!
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
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.
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.
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.