Realistic skeletons of baby with heart and lungs printed in 3D to improve the accuracy of surgeons.
Today we want to talk about the progress of the surgery thanks to 3D Printing.
We are at the University of Eindhoven where Dr. Mark Thielen designed and implemented through 3D Printing of extremely realistic childhood skeleton models including heart valves, and lungs that can be swollen and deflated with the purpose to be used for the formation of Surgeons who have to work small children.
Dr. Thielen hopes that these models can help doctors better settle in the small and intricate nature of their organs, which thanks to magnetic resonance imaging and a variety of different materials have been reproduced as close to their size and actual fabric characteristics as possible To the use of soft elastomers.
Hoping that its innovative project will have a strong impact on the medical community in the near future, it is also believed that its research can go beyond helping only children, but one day can be used to create realistic and interactive models Of other parts of the body to help train medical professionals in the preparation of complex surgeries.
As new 3D printing materials continue to advance, and costs will drop, it is likely that the number of physicians who will train using 3D realistic organs is likely to grow exponentially.