3D Printing in Medicine publishes 3D printing innovation that impact medicine. Authors can communicate and share Standard Tessellation Language (STL) and related files via the journal. In addition to publishing techniques and trials that will advance medicine with 3D printing, the journal covers "how to" papers to provide a forum for translating applied imaging science.
3D Printing in Medicine's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
MorphoMuseuM (M3) is a publication of the Department of Paleontology of the “Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution” from Montpellier, France. M3 is the partner journal of Palæovertebrata (http://www.palaeovertebrata.com/) which is also published by the Department of Paleontology of the same institution.
MorphoMuseuM is a peer reviewed, online journal that publishes 3D models of vertebrates, including models of type specimens, anatomy atlases, reconstruction of deformed or damaged specimens, and 3D datasets (see https://doi.org/10.1017/scs.2017.14 for details).
M3 comes along with a free software, MorphoDig, which contains a set of tools for editing, positioning, deforming, labeling, measuring and rendering sets of 3D surfaces.
3D Printing in Medicine (articles in no specific order)
Garcia J, Yang Z, Mongrain R, et al
3D printing materials and their use in medical education: a review of current technology and trends for the future. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Published Online First: 21 October 2017. doi: 10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000234
Open Access Journal. 3D Printing in Medicine publishes 3D printing innovation that impact medicine. Authors can communicate and share Standard Tessellation Language (STL) and related files via the journal. In addition to publishing techniques and trails that will advance medicine with 3D printing, the journal covers "how to" papers to provide a forum for translating applied imaging science.
Rankin Timothy M, Wormer Blair A, Miller John D, Giovinco Nicholas A, Al Kassis Salam, and Armstrong David G
The British Journal of Radiology 2018 91:1083 The last 20 years has seen an exponential increase in 3D printing as it pertains to the medical industry and more specifically surgery. Previous reviews in this domain have chosen to focus on applications within a specific field. To our knowledge, none have evaluated the broad applications of patient-specific or digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) derived applications of this technology.
Trevor D. Crafts, Susan E. Ellsperman, Todd J. Wannemuehler, MD, Travis D. Bellicchi, DMD, Taha Z. Shipchandler, MD, and Avinash V. Mantravadi, MD
Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Vol 156, Issue 6, pp. 999 - 1010. First Published November 15, 2016.
Visualization tools are essential for effective medical education, to aid students understanding of complex anatomical systems. Three dimensional (3D) printed models are showing a wide-reaching potential in the field of medical education, to aid the interpretation of 2D imaging. This study investigates the use of 3D-printed models in educational seminars on cleft lip and palate, by comparing integrated "hands-on" student seminars, with 2D presentation seminar methods.
Improvements in technology and reduction in costs have led to widespread interest in three-dimensional (3D) printing. 3D-printed anatomical models contribute to personalized medicine, surgical planning, and education across medical specialties, and these models are rapidly changing the landscape of clinical practice. A physical object that can be held in one's hands allows for significant advantages over standard two-dimensional (2D) or even 3D computer-based virtual models. Radiologists have the potential to play a significant role as consultants and educators across all specialties by providing 3D-printed models that enhance clinical care. This article reviews the basics of 3D printing, including how models are created from imaging data, clinical applications of 3D printing within the abdomen and pelvis, implications for education and training, limitations, and future directions.
Josephine U. Pucci, Brandon R. Christophe, Jonathan A. Sisti, Edward S. Connolly, Three-dimensional printing: technologies, applications, and limitations in neurosurgery, Biotechnology Advances, Volume 35, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 521-529, ISSN 0734-9750,
Due to the infancy of the field and a wide range of technologies with varying advantages and disadvantages, there is currently no standard 3D printing process for patient care and medical research. In an effort to enable clinicians to optimize the use of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, we outline the most suitable 3D printing models and computer-aided design (CAD) software for 3D printing in neurosurgery, their applications, and the limitations that need to be overcome if 3D printers are to become common practice in the neurosurgical field.
Presti, G. L., Carbone, M., Ciriaci, D., Aramini, D., Ferrari, M., & Ferrari, V. (2015). Assessment of DICOM Viewers Capable of Loading Patient-specific 3D Models Obtained by Different Segmentation Platforms in the Operating Room. Journal of Digital Imaging, 28(5), 518–527. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10278-015-9786-4
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Li K, Kui C, Lee E, Ho C, Wong S, Wu W, Wong W, Voll J, Li G, Liu T, Yan B, Chan J, Tse G, Keenan I, The role of 3D printing in anatomy education and surgical training: A narrative review , MedEdPublish, 2017, 6, , 31, doi:https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000092
Dimitris Mitsouras, Peter Liacouras, Amir Imanzadeh, Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Tianrun Cai, Kanako K. Kumamaru, Elizabeth George, Nicole Wake, Edward J. Caterson, Bohdan Pomahac, Vincent B. Ho, Gerald T. Grant, Frank J. Rybicki (2015). "Medical 3D Printing for the Radiologist." RadioGraphics 35(7) 1965-1988 . Published online Nov 12 2015 https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.2015140320
Current cardiovascular imaging techniques allow anatomical relationships and pathological conditions to be captured in three dimensions. Three-dimensional (3D) printing, or rapid prototyping, has also become readily available and made it possible to transform virtual reconstructions into physical 3D models. This technology has been utilised to demonstrate cardiovascular anatomy and disease in clinical, research and educational settings. In particular, 3D models have been generated from cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) imaging data for purposes such as surgical planning and teaching. This review summarises applications, limitations and practical steps required to create a 3D printed model from cardiovascular CT.