Implementation of personalized 3D models in education of brain tumour patients – Presented by Mark ter Laan, Radboudumc Nijmegen

Mark ter Laan

Implementation of personalized 3D models in education of brain tumour patients – Presented by Mark ter Laan, Radboudumc Nijmegen at the 3D Medical Conference, which takes place on January 30-31, 2019, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Background
Patient centered communication is fundamental in order to empower patients towards better insight, shared decision making and coping with disease. Especially oncology patients need to be fully informed about treatment options, risks and outcome probabilities. Yet, many patients experience communication difficulties during consultation with their neurosurgeon. While patients find it hard to understand radiological images of their tumor, surgeons struggle to clearly explain the surgical plan and risks to patients. The use of tactile and visual 3D-models might improve knowledge and insight for patients. Continue reading “Implementation of personalized 3D models in education of brain tumour patients – Presented by Mark ter Laan, Radboudumc Nijmegen”