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Medical 3D Printing
Applying 3D printing technology to medicine and surgery provides experts with a digital, hand-held 3D model for improved clinical confidence, communication and success.
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3D printing has revolutionized how surgeons and other interventionalists perform complex procedures. Instead of imagining the procedure, the physician and patient can hold in their hands an exact 3D model of the disease. This can be a heart with a diseased valve, a tumor in the abdomen or prostate, or an injury of the face. 3D printing allows practice before your operation, enabling shorter procedures and recovery times. UC Health is the only health system in the region that offers 3D printing.
Services We Offer
3D printed from MRI/CT scans, patient-specific models allow surgeons to precisely plan complex procedures, including:
- Brain tumors
- Craniomaxillofacial tumors
- Endoscopic valve repair/replacement
- Kidney tumors
- Left atrial appendage occlusion
- Liver tumors
- Lung tumors
- Mandibular condyle neck fractures
- Mandibular symphysis fractures
- Minimally invasive bypass
- Orbital floor fractures
- Prostate tumors
- Skull base tumors
- Temporomandibular joint replacement
Imagining A Better Future, Today.
Revolutionizing Endoscopic Heart Valve Replacement
The world’s first endoscopic triple valve heart surgery was performed at UC Health in 2021. A patient-specific 3D anatomic model was created to provide a roadmap for planning and rehearsing the innovative surgery.
IN KNOWLEDGE LIVES HOPE
Putting the power of healing in your hands.
From 2D to 3D
Starting with images from MRI or CT scans, we develop and print 3D models unique to your anatomy—models that you can touch and feel.
Working closely with surgical teams, we can create and update models geared specifically to your anatomy or procedure—including the most complex surgeries.
We understand surgery can be overwhelming. Using your 3D model, your surgeon will explain your upcoming procedure—giving you the confidence to feel good about your care.
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