3D Print Bureau of Texas Creates Intricate Heart Models
As heart surgeries become increasingly intricate and complicated, planning patient-specific care for challenging cases has become more difficult using traditional methods.
“When you are dealing with a complex situation where different organ systems are abnormal, each one needing its own specialist team with real-time decision making at the time of surgery, it becomes very difficult to coordinate, plan and make decisions,” said Rajesh Krishnamurthy, M.D., section chief of radiology research at Texas Children’s Hospital.
A key advantage of PolyJet is its ability to produce models in multiple colors and materials.
“The new SUP706 support material is a game-changer for making medical models because it drastically reduces the time required to remove support from complex geometries and internal passageways.”
Chad Devine, 3D Print Bureau of Texas