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A consultative approach with 3D printing.

“The 3D model can be used to better conceptualize the operation, and thus prepare for complications such as hepatic hydatidiform arthritis.”
Dr. Tufan Egeli - staff surgeon, Dokuz Eylül University
“The J750 directly meets our objectives to enhance the way in which surgeons perform their role and improve clinical outcomes. Furthermore, from an instructional perspective, the 3D printed models enhance our ability to more accurately convey surgical procedures to students. This opportunity to further train and expand the horizons of medical professionals means that our surgical training will continue to strengthen, thus positively impacting individual patients,” Dr. Egeli said. Additionally, Dr. Egeli believes that clinical training and education using 3D printing will increase lab and operating room efficiency and save the hospital vital expenditure.
Stratasys J750 3D printer seen from the front.
The Stratasys J750 3D printer.
As heart surgeries become increasingly intricate and complicated, planning patient-specific care for challenging cases has become more difficult using traditional methods. “When you are dealing with a complex situation where different organ systems are abnormal, each one needing its own specialist team with real-time decision making at the time of surgery, it becomes very difficult to coordinate, plan and make decisions,” said Rajesh Krishnamurthy, M.D., section chief of radiology research at Texas Children’s Hospital. A Life-Saving Future Dokuz Eylül University Hospital predicts that the improved surgical outcomes achievable by pre-surgical planning using 3D printed models will lead to an increase in the number of willing donors. As an example, the surgical team* recently used the CT data of a living donor candidate to obtain a 3D printed liver medical model with transparent tissue. Not only could the team use the model to evaluate liver vascular structures (hepatic artery, portal vein, hepatic vein) to ensure that the donor was viable, but they were also able to present the donor with the visual representation to explain the procedure and achieve informed consent from the patient.
Stratasys J750 3D printer seen from the front.
The Stratasys J750 3D printer.
As heart surgeries become increasingly intricate and complicated, planning patient-specific care for challenging cases has become more difficult using traditional methods. “When you are dealing with a complex situation where different organ systems are abnormal, each one needing its own specialist team with real-time decision making at the time of surgery, it becomes very difficult to coordinate, plan and make decisions,” said Rajesh Krishnamurthy, M.D., section chief of radiology research at Texas Children’s Hospital. A Life-Saving Future Dokuz Eylül University Hospital predicts that the improved surgical outcomes achievable by pre-surgical planning using 3D printed models will lead to an increase in the number of willing donors. As an example, the surgical team* recently used the CT data of a living donor candidate to obtain a 3D printed liver medical model with transparent tissue. Not only could the team use the model to evaluate liver vascular structures (hepatic artery, portal vein, hepatic vein) to ensure that the donor was viable, but they were also able to present the donor with the visual representation to explain the procedure and achieve informed consent from the patient.
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