Category Archives: Scientific Works

3D Printing can help surgeons to improve existing procedures or to create innovative approaches. In this study, we show how a 3d printed anatomical model can support neurosurgeons to plan a complex craniectomy  for cerebral bone tumor resection.
This study aimed to improve pre-operative planning using a novel approach with 3D patient-specific models reconstructed from MRI or CT images.
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...