Tag: 3D

3D-printed stem cell patches show promise as heart surgery alternative

Editor's Note Using a patient’s stem cells to 3D-print patches to place over damaged areas of the heart could provide an alternative to invasive surgery, according to new research detailed in a June 9 report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Although the technology has yet to be tested on…

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By: Matt Danford
June 10, 2024
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Mayo Clinic evaluates impact of OR design on team performance, efficiency

Editor's Note Designing ORs with a focus on patient flow, room organization, and the needs of surgical teams can reduce burnout while improving workplace positivity and patient outcomes. That’s according to an April 9 report from Mayo Clinic, where researchers recently integrated 3D space capture technology with traditional focus groups…

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By: Matt Danford
May 21, 2024
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3D printed skin breakthrough provides full layers and hair regrowth

Editor's Note A research team from Penn State University is using 3D printing to produce a living system of multiple skin layers that could be used to print tissues during surgery and has the capacity to grow hair. The findings were published November 9 in the journal Bioactive Materials.  The…

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By: Brita Belli
March 13, 2024
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3D scans, deep-learning AI show promise for measuring body composition

Editor's Note A new method of measuring body composition using deep learning models and 3D scans is accurately depicts the distribution of fat and muscle in various body types, according to findings published January 30 Nature Communications Medicine.   Creating tying an accurate digital map of a person’s shape and body…

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By: Brita Belli
February 21, 2024
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Breakthrough navigation system enables radiation-free spinal surgery

Editor's Note Spinal surgeons seeking a better standard of care now have an alternative to traditional scanning that exposes patients to levels of radiation equivalent to multiple X-rays. Highlighted in LA Weekly on December 19, the PathKeeper 3D optical and navigation system uses high-resolution 3D optical cameras to provide real-time…

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By: Brita Belli
December 21, 2023
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Cleveland Clinic London surgeons perform TKA assisted by augmented reality

Editor's Note The Cleveland Clinic announced, on August 16, that surgeons at its London facility successfully performed a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the assistance of an augmented reality-based platform designed with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Augmented reality, which gives a 3D visualization of the joint, helps with planning…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 28, 2023
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