The clinical team at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) requested a personalized 3D printed model to be created from a patient’s scans. The 3D printed model was used to plan the procedure and support patient education and consent. Following the operation, the patient’s risk of stroke is now almost zero. You can read William’s full story here.
With so many innovative and life-saving applications of 3D printing happening every day, it’s rewarding to have our work in neurosurgery shortlisted for the TCT Healthcare Application Awards 2019.
An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm.
Every 18 minutes, a brain aneurysm ruptures, resulting in a fatality in about 40% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit.
By 3D printing the patient’s skull, Dr. Lawson was able to exactly plan the procedure to reduce his patient’s chance of stroke from very high to almost zero. Complex cases like this can be augmented with the help of 3D printed models, which enhance the surgeon’s knowledge ahead of stepping foot in the operating room.
“For surgeons, these 3D replicas are helpful in seeing the exact curvature of blood vessels, their proximity to other brain structures, and importantly, to explain clearly to patients what is involved.” – Matthew Lawson, MD, Neurosurgeon – Stroke Medical Director at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
The TCT Awards 2019 is a great opportunity to see what the best of the industry has to offer. Taking place at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham it will be a night not to miss! The evening will consist of a drinks reception, a 3-course dinner with entertainment included and finally the awards ceremony itself hosted by The Gadget Show presenter, Georgie Barrat. Be sure to join us for a night of celebration as we celebrate the TCT Awards 2019 winners!
axial3D supplies 3D printed models to hospitals globally for surgical planning and patient consent. Clinicians can request a model easily online, and have it dispatched anywhere in the world within 48 hours.