3D printing in Medicine. A new competence of Radiology?

Carmelo G. Puglisi

presented by Carmelo G. Puglisi, Medical Doctor, Radiologist, Arnas Garibaldi Catania

I will talk about the new scenarios in Medicine, focusing on the all-days cases that 3d printing applied to clinical needs can resolve. Will expose also my experience as a Medical Doctor , Radiologist, using 3D printing in selected cases for the pre-surgery planning .

program: https://3dmedicalconference.com/program/

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Simulation of Additive Manufacturing for medical applications – Current capabilities, benefits and open challenges

Patrick Mehmert

by Patrick Mehmert, Product Manager Additive Manufacturing, Simufact Engineering GmbH

Simulation of additive manufacturing processes gets more and more powerful and widespread in industrial applications. Also for medical applications the simulation of the production before the real print offers valuable benefits. Manufacturing problems can be identified in advance and countermeasures developed before a print fails. For geometrical critical applications the distortion prediction and compensation is very helpful.

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3D Bioprinting: use of Polycaprolactone in clinical and research biomedical applications

Andrea Del Fattore

duo presentation by

Andrea Del Fattore, Head of the Bone Physiopathology Group, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

& Luca Borro, 3D Specialist, 3D Biomedica Advanced Modeling and Printing Technician, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Bioprinting is a technology that could revolutionize the biomedical field. It has already been used to engineer constructs that mimic aspects of the anatomical and structural complexity, allowing the production of perfectly functional and “biologically active” patient-specific parts.

One of the most important challenges of bioprinting is the identification of biomaterials that have adequate biocompatibility and biodegradability features to be used in clinical use in humans.

In this session we will describe some applications of 3D Bioprinting of Polycaprolactone in clinical applications and in research contexts.

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3D Bioprinting: use of Polycaprolactone in clinical and research biomedical applications

Luca Borro

duo presentation by

Luca Borro, 3D Specialist, 3D Biomedica Advanced Modeling and Printing Technician, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

& Andrea Del Fattore, Head of the Bone Physiopathology Group, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Bioprinting is a technology that could revolutionize the biomedical field. It has already been used to engineer constructs that mimic aspects of the anatomical and structural complexity, allowing the production of perfectly functional and “biologically active” patient-specific parts.

One of the most important challenges of bioprinting is the identification of biomaterials that have adequate biocompatibility and biodegradability features to be used in clinical use in humans.

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A novel 3D printing platform and materials for bone scaffolds

Alessandro Patelli

by Alessandro Patelli, University of Padova

The presentation will cover the developments of the H2020 FAST project focused on the development of a novel 3D printer able to perform gradients while printing and at the same time to functionalize the surface by atmospheric pressure plasma. Coatings and novel nano composites materials based on PEOT/PBT will be presented.

Program: https://3dmedicalconference.com/program/

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Bioactive Polymer Compound and Cold Atmospheric Plasma in Advanced Manufacturing of hybrid materials. The experience of H2020 Project FAST

Marco Scatto

by Marco Scatto, Polymer Scientist- Technology Transfer Expert, Nadir srl, Italy

The project activities aims to integrate mechanical, bio-active, chemical surface properties in the single AM process.

This integration will be obtained by the hybridisation of the 3D polymer printing with melt compounding of nanocomposites with bio-functionalised fillers directly in the printing head and atmospheric plasma technologies during the printing process itself.

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Printing and texturing surgical situations- surgical training according to learners-need

Balazs Gasz

by Balazs Gasz, CEO, ME3D, Hungary

Dr Balazs Gasz is a cardiac surgeon also invited as lecturer at University of Pecs. He is engaged in research work associated with 3D visualisation and medical 3D printing in surgical planning.

At University he is heading the clinical division of 3D Centre mostly working on customized, individually planned demonstrational models and surgical guides in area of cardiac, vascular, thoracic, abdominal surgery and otolaryngology. The work group is also engaged in finite element analysis of several anatomical morphologies and planned structures.

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The possible role of 3D computed tomography models in Thoracic Surgery

Università degli studi di Perugia

by Professor Franscesco Puma, Chief of Thoracic Surgery Department. Full Professor in Thoracic Surgery, Università degli studi di Perugia

We present our experience in the use of the 3D computed tomography – based template in the surgical planning of complex procedures in Thoracic Surgery. We used this approach in two different clinical settings: Tracheal surgery and surgery for extended chest wall tumors.
In the latter, this approach made it possible to obtain an ideal customization of the chest wall prosthesis, precisely adapted to the postoperative defect of the chest wall.
The 3D model of the trachea, larynx and carina, allowed us to ascertain the extent of the presumed airway segment to resect and the possible need for additional surgical release maneuvers.

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From digital to real: 3D printed model as new tool for modern general surgeons

From digital to real

by Professor Luigi Marano, University of Siena

Over the last years, the increase of intraoperative safety for patients and surgeons as well as the concept of “precision surgery” have been advocated as main topics of surgical research, particularly as regards the minimally invasive approaches. The proper patient-specific preoperative planning is mandatory to achieve a meticulous knowledge of the target anatomy, thus helping surgeons to imagine in their minds critical steps and potential complications of surgery. In addition, the more the anatomy is complex due to native anatomic anomalies, disease-related distortions or prior surgical interventions, the harder is the surgical strategy to apply especially in minimally invasive settings.

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3D Guided Endodontics

Guided Endodontics

by Andres Torres, Endodontic specialist, KU Leuven (OMFS-IMPATH), Belgium

This presentation will focus on the latest techniques used in endodontics to achieve success even in the most difficult cases helped by 3D design and printing technologies.
In this method, a digital impression of the patient’s jaw is taken and registered to the data from a CBCT scan. Then, a path for the treatment is created up to the target location on the CBCT scan. Finally, a guide for the bur being used during treatment is designed by means of a computer-aided design (CAD) software and printed using a 3D printer.
The concept of 3D Guided endodontics is becoming a valuable tool among clinicians as it seems to be a promising technique offering a higher predictable outcome and lower risk of iatrogenic damage. Minimally invasive treatment can be performed, and chair-side time can be reduced.

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