Case Study


Vital Technology

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS (National Health Service) trusts in the UK. It treats more than 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services every year. Today, surgeons across the hospital are using multi-material 3D printing for planning the most intricate of operations. That includes the world’s first use of 3D printing to prepare the successful transplantation of an adult kidney into a small child with anatomical complexities.

3D printed model of Dexter’s abdomen, produced using precision, multimaterial 3D printing technology.

"This technology enhances and aids our decision making process, both during pre-surgical planning and in the operating room, and, therefore, can help in minimizing risks in a very complex operation.”

Mr. Pankaj Chandak, Transplant Registrar at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust