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3D printing has become a well-known tool in the medical world, as demonstrated by the growing number of examples of its use. In this event, 3D4Med and Stratasys will show how 3D printing can become a systematic part of clinical-surgical applications with multiple intended uses: surgical planning support, preoperative training and simulation, patient informed consent, and education.
The Urology Department of Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo requested 3D4Med support for the production of two 3D printed models for surgicalplanning and anatomical comprehension. Both clinical cases regard patients referred to Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo for kidney cancer. Patients underwent a kidney tumors' enucleation procedure and the 3D printed models were used to better understand the tumors' positioning and degree of infiltration.
A 65-years old athlete referred to Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo after cardiac arrest, presenting with a rare right coronary anomaly (right coronary artery ostium atresia) and no other causes of sudden cardiac death. A 3D Virtual model has been reconstructed from CT scan through image segmentation techniques. In CT imaging, the use of contrast medium highlights the blood flowing inside vessels, while their wall remains mostly invisible...
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