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  1. Research

    Patient-specific neurosurgical phantom: assessment of visual quality, accuracy, and scaling effects

    Training in medical education depends on the availability of standardized materials that can reliably mimic the human anatomy and physiology. One alternative to using cadavers or animal bodies is to employ pha...

    Felipe Wilker Grillo, Victor Hugo Souza, Renan Hiroshi Matsuda, Carlo Rondinoni, Theo Zeferino Pavan, Oswaldo Baffa, Helio Rubens Machado and Antonio Adilton Oliveira Carneiro

    3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:3

    Published on: 13 March 2018

  2. Research

    On the optimization of low-cost FDM 3D printers for accurate replication of patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysm geometry

    There is a potential for direct model manufacturing of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using 3D printing technique for generating flexible semi-transparent prototypes. A patient-specific AAA model was manufact...

    Michael Chung, Norbert Radacsi, Colin Robert, Edward D. McCarthy, Anthony Callanan, Noel Conlisk, Peter R. Hoskins and Vasileios Koutsos

    3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:2

    Published on: 17 January 2018

  3. Technical Note

    Preoperative planning and tracheal stent design in thoracic surgery: a primer for the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) hands-on course in 3D printing

    In this work, we provide specific clinical examples to demonstrate basic practical techniques involved in image segmentation, computer-aided design, and 3D printing. A step-by-step approach using United States...

    Leonid Chepelev, Carolina Souza, Waleed Althobaity, Olivier Miguel, Satheesh Krishna, Ekin Akyuz, Taryn Hodgdon, Carlos Torres, Nicole Wake, Amy Alexander, Elizabeth George, Anji Tang, Peter Liacouras, Jane Matsumoto, Jonathan Morris, Andy Christensen…

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:14

    Published on: 6 December 2017

  4. Research

    Creating three dimensional models of Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease prevalence will reach epidemic proportions in coming decades. There is a need for impactful educational materials to help patients, families, medical practitioners, and policy makers unders...

    Matthew Marks, Amy Alexander, Joseph Matsumoto, Jane Matsumoto, Jonathan Morris, Ronald Petersen, Clifford Jack Jr., Tatsuya Oishi and David Jones

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:13

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  5. Research

    Design and fabrication of a 3D–printed oral stent for head and neck radiotherapy from routine diagnostic imaging

    Oral stents have been shown to reduce the deleterious effects of head and neck radiotherapy through the displacement of normal tissues away from the areas of high dose irradiation. While these stents are commo...

    Christopher T. Wilke, Mohamed Zaid, Caroline Chung, Clifton D. Fuller, Abdallah S. R. Mohamed, Heath Skinner, Jack Phan, G. Brandon Gunn, William H. Morrison, Adam S. Garden, Steven J. Frank, David I. Rosenthal, Mark S. Chambers and Eugene J. Koay

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:12

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  6. Research

    3D-printed phantom study for investigating stent abutment during gastroduodenal stent placement for gastric outlet obstruction

    Placing a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) is safe and effective for the palliative treatment of malignant gastroduodenal (GD) strictures. SEMS abutment in the duodenal wall is associated with increased f...

    Guk Bae Kim, Jung-Hoon Park, Ho-Young Song, Namkug Kim, Hyun Kyung Song, Min Tae Kim, Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Eun Jung Jun, Do Hoon Kim and Gin Hyug Lee

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:10

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  7. Research

    Using computed tomography and 3D printing to construct custom prosthetics attachments and devices

    The prosthetic devices the military uses to restore function and mobility to our wounded warriors are highly advanced, and in many instances not publically available. There is considerable research aimed at th...

    Peter C. Liacouras, Divya Sahajwalla, Mark D. Beachler, Todd Sleeman, Vincent B. Ho and John P. Lichtenberger III

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:8

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. Research

    Anatomic modeling using 3D printing: quality assurance and optimization

    The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for the development of a quality assurance (QA) program for use in medical 3D printing applications. An interdisciplinary QA team was built with expertise fr...

    Shuai Leng, Kiaran McGee, Jonathan Morris, Amy Alexander, Joel Kuhlmann, Thomas Vrieze, Cynthia H. McCollough and Jane Matsumoto

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:6

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  9. Research

    Implementation of iterative metal artifact reduction in the pre-planning-procedure of three-dimensional physical modeling

    To assess the impact of metal artifact reduction techniques in 3D printing by evaluating image quality and segmentation time in both phantom and patient studies with dental restorations and/or other metal impl...

    Roy P. Marcus, Jonathan M. Morris, Jane M. Matsumoto, Amy E. Alexander, Ahmed F. Halaweish, James A Kelly, Joel G. Fletcher, Cynthia H. McCollough and Shuai Leng

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:5

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  10. Research

    Medical 3D printing: methods to standardize terminology and report trends

    Medical 3D printing is expanding exponentially, with tremendous potential yet to be realized in nearly all facets of medicine. Unfortunately, multiple informal subdomain-specific isolated terminological ‘silos...

    Leonid Chepelev, Andreas Giannopoulos, Anji Tang, Dimitrios Mitsouras and Frank J. Rybicki

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:4

    Published on: 17 March 2017

  11. Research

    Fabrication approaches for the creation of physical models from microscopy data

    Three-dimensional (3D) printing has become a useful method of fabrication for many clinical applications. It is also a technique that is becoming increasingly accessible, as the price of the necessary tools an...

    Benjamin L. Cox, Nathan Schumacher, John Konieczny, Issac Reifschneider, Thomas R. Mackie, Marisa S. Otegui and Kevin W. Eliceiri

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:2

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  12. Review

    Maintaining safety and efficacy for 3D printing in medicine

    The increased and accelerating utilization of 3D printing in medicine opens up questions regarding safety and efficacy in the use of medical models. The authors recognize an important shift towards point-of-ca...

    Andy Christensen and Frank J. Rybicki

    3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:1

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  13. Technical Note

    Medical 3D printing for vascular interventions and surgical oncology: a primer for the 2016 radiological society of North America (RSNA) hands-on course in 3D printing

    Medical 3D printing holds the potential of transforming personalized medicine by enabling the fabrication of patient-specific implants, reimagining prostheses, developing surgical guides to expedite and transf...

    Leonid Chepelev, Taryn Hodgdon, Ashish Gupta, Aili Wang, Carlos Torres, Satheesh Krishna, Ekin Akyuz, Dimitrios Mitsouras and Adnan Sheikh

    3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:5

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  14. Review

    3D printing in medicine of congenital heart diseases

    Congenital heart diseases causing significant hemodynamic and functional consequences require surgical repair. Understanding of the precise surgical anatomy is often challenging and can be inadequate or wrong....

    Shi-Joon Yoo, Omar Thabit, Eul Kyung Kim, Haruki Ide, Deane Yim, Anreea Dragulescu, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann and Glen van Arsdell

    3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:3

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  15. Case study

    3D Printed replica of articular fractures for surgical planning and patient consent: a two years multi-centric experience

    CT scanning with 3D reconstructed images are currently used to study articular fractures in orthopedic and trauma surgery. A 3D-Printer creates solid objects, starting from a 3D Computer representation.

    Nicola Bizzotto, Ivan Tami, Attilio Santucci, Roberto Adani, Paolo Poggi, Denis Romani, Guilherme Carpeggiani, Filippo Ferraro, Sandro Festa and Bruno Magnan

    3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:2

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  16. Review

    Additively manufactured medical products – the FDA perspective

    Additive manufacturing/3D printing of medical devices is becoming more commonplace, a 3D printed drug is now commercially available, and bioprinting is poised to transition from laboratory to market. Despite t...

    Matthew Di Prima, James Coburn, David Hwang, Jennifer Kelly, Akm Khairuzzaman and Laura Ricles

    3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:1

    Published on: 18 May 2016

  17. Review

    3D printed ventricular septal defect patch: a primer for the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) hands-on course in 3D printing

    Hand-held three dimensional models of the human anatomy and pathology, tailored-made protheses, and custom-designed implants can be derived from imaging modalities, most commonly Computed Tomography (CT). Howe...

    Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Leonid Chepelev, Adnan Sheikh, Aili Wang, Wilfred Dang, Ekin Akyuz, Chris Hong, Nicole Wake, Todd Pietila, Philip B. Dydynski, Dimitrios Mitsouras and Frank J. Rybicki

    3D Printing in Medicine 2015 1:3

    Published on: 27 November 2015

  18. Research

    The residual STL volume as a metric to evaluate accuracy and reproducibility of anatomic models for 3D printing: application in the validation of 3D-printable models of maxillofacial bone from reduced radiation dose CT images

    The effects of reduced radiation dose CT for the generation of maxillofacial bone STL models for 3D printing is currently unknown. Images of two full-face transplantation patients scanned with non-contrast 320...

    Tianrun Cai, Frank J. Rybicki, Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Kurt Schultz, Kanako K. Kumamaru, Peter Liacouras, Shadpour Demehri, Kirstin M. Shu Small and Dimitris Mitsouras

    3D Printing in Medicine 2015 1:2

    Published on: 27 November 2015

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