The use of 3-D printing is still in its infancy, but the technology is already revolutionizing medicine. See how Cleveland Clinic has been using 3-D printing for liver resection, heart surgery and more.
3-D printing is revolutionizing medical education, turning anatomy models on a computer screen into physical objects. The new technology could eliminate the need for cadavers.
The combination of medical imaging and three-dimensional printing produces highly accurate models of patients’ unique renal anatomy. Cleveland Clinic is evaluating the technology’s use in surgical training and simulation, patient and physician education, and one day even for automated surgery.
What do gut flora and the proliferation of percutaneous procedures have in common? They both figure into discoveries or changes from our list of 50 key developments in cardiovascular care over the past two decades.
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When standard airway stents simply won’t do the job, 3-D printing provides a possible solution. Learn how Cleveland Clinic experts are using this innovative technology to customize solutions for patients.