Clinical Trial to Evaluate 3D Printed Pre-Surgical Planning Models of Pediatric Hearts

Published by , March 14, 2017 11:48 am

(StratasyBlog) 3D printed pre-surgical planning models, based on patients’ scans, are being used all over the world with the goal of improving accuracy and efficacy of complicated surgeries. Now, a new study, 3DHEART, is examining the impact of patient-specific 3D printed models in pre-operative planning for pediatric heart surgery. This randomized, single-blind clinical trial is open to its first patient enrollments this week.
3D printed replicas of pediatric hearts allow physicians to evaluate and interact with patient anatomy in ways 2D images cannot. Stratasys will support the project with 3D printing of the models to be used in the trial. 3D printed replicas of pediatric hearts allow physicians to evaluate and interact with patient anatomy in ways 2D images cannot.
The use of 3D Printing in medicine will be on addressed by speakers at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo taking place today and tomorrow in New York City at the Javits Center. Click here for more information on all tracks– including the Medical Track.

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