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!
Who would have thought that an anaesthetist would be telling a conference room full of urologists where the future of their specialty is heading? Great to see our team spreading the 3d message far and wide!
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.