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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Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

Alessandro Ricci

Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific

We’ll present a full digital path realized to treat a massive, retrocoastal tumour after a previous chemotherapy. The case was initially classified as non-treatable. EDIFIC provided a digital and 3D printing solution that the surgeon used. The treatment was fully successful. Continue reading “Make treatable the untreatable – Presented by Alessandro Ricci, 3Dific”

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe

Jaco Saurwalt

Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe, at 3D Medical Conference 2019.

Additive manufacturing technologies have expanded the possibilities of ceramic processing. In parallel, their introduction to the market has enabled the discovery of new applications for ceramics.

Among all additive technologies, stereolithography-based (SLA) techniques have the most potential because of their high precision and because the final properties of the printed parts are comparable to traditional advanced ceramics. Continue reading “Process with ceramic filled resins for stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of Bonelike Materials – Presented by Jaco Saurwalt, Admatec Europe”

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna

Ewald Unger

M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

In the last few decades Additive Manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, has been rapidly adopted as a cutting-edge technology gaining more importance in medical applications. Novel ideas for medical treatments using AM has reached maturity in this new field of research, with an increasing number of publications and the establishment of educational programmes in Universities across the globe. The uniqueness of AM in producing customized models with high accuracy allows planning and training of critical operations and traching of advanced medical strategies for a better patient support. Continue reading “M3dRES – Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research and Education – Presented by Ewald Unger, Medical University Vienna”

Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice

Sandro Montecchiani

Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice, at the 3D Medical Conference, on January 30-31, 2019, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

3D dental imaging and 3D printing have changed dentists’ job: now we can plan virtually the prosthesis, the implants positioning, we can project guides and models, and finally 3D print such devices, everything starting from a CBCT exam and an intraoral optical scan.

This is a fantastic procedure in particular for implants surgery, because we can be extremely precise and easily avoid any damage to anatomical structures to be respected. For complex cases, where we need to plan a full arch restauration, we could need to perform a bone surface levelling, but doing this by freehand sometimes can’t be as precise as we might need. Continue reading “Surgical guides for dentistry: osteotomy and implants sites preparation using open software and freeware for virtual planning and guides project and production – Presented by Sandro Montecchiani, owner of private dental practice”

BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg

Prasad Shastri

BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Success begets success. This adage is highly relevant for the field of 3D bioprinting today. While the 3D bioprinting as a field has seen explosive growth in the past 5 years, with impressive developments in hardware, the absence of notable translational successes is a clear area of concern. Just as the development of affordable inks drove the adoption of color printers in every household, bioinks are expected to be the lynchpin of 3D bioprinting.

Currently, the bioink segment is largely dominated by methacrylated gelatin (GelMa), alginate and combinations thereof. While these biomaterials are adequate for bioprinting in the laboratory, their translational potential is limited. Continue reading “BioInks the Lynchpin of 3D Bioprinting: Challenges and Opportunities – Presented by Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg”

Qualification of Materials for medical applications – Presented by Jasper van Dieten-Blom, DSM Additive Manufacturing

Jasper van Dieten-Blom

Qualification of Materials for medical applications – Presented by Jasper van Dieten-Blom, DSM Additive Manufacturing, at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

AM yields tremendous potential for medical devices; allowing the creation of patient specific models, devices and implants. In traditional manufacturing, assuring the material choice leads to a safe and effective device is straightforward.

When using AM, this is completely different. Or is it?

Join this presentation to learn what and what not to expect from a materials supplier when developing your 3D printed medical device. Continue reading “Qualification of Materials for medical applications – Presented by Jasper van Dieten-Blom, DSM Additive Manufacturing”