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October 9, 2014 AT 5:00 pm

Correcting Congenital Heart Defects with 3D Printing #3DThursday

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Here’s an interesting article that caught our attention and really has us thinking about the more immediate use-cases for 3d printing in the medical industry. Also, this sort of thing takes the whole “3d printed selfies” thing to a new extreme.

A 40 year old woman in Singapore living with a congenital heart defect will have her heart 3D printed to aid her doctors with finding a safer and faster way to finally correct it. The heart model will be created from common CT scans and will allow the woman’s doctors to pre-plan the surgery. Pre-surgical planning enables them to complete the procedure much quicker, lessening the chances of complications and speeding up the recovery process.

Read full article on 3D Printing Industry


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