3-D models help doctors solve challenging cardiac problems
Dr. Laura Olivieri holds up a 3D printed model of a ventricular septal defect in a toddler that was printed by a Objet 3D printer Friday at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
The Objet 3D printer at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., creates a 3D model of a heart Friday morning.
A three-dimensional printed model of a complex congenital heart malformation, like this one generated from a cardiac CT image, can allow doctors to plan how they will correct such a defect in a hands-on way before the procedure.
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