Invaluable. Really good for guiding my operation. I would have struggled to work out what to do rather than knowing beforehand. Excellent for explaining to the patients. Staff in theatre liked them as they could understand what I was doing and what I needed. It should be the standard of care for Septal patients.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Mark Pullan, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK
3D printed myocardium model for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
The models can be designed to a specific criteria. No two children, or conditions are the same, so a 3D model of a patient's problem can only benefit the training, and ultimately the care they receive.
Assistant Practitioner Kevin Cairns
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
The Virtual Engineering Centre is developing an exciting collaboration with 3D LifePrints, bringing together the specialist expertise of both organisations in 3D printing and immersive virtual reality to support the medical sector.Co-developing new processes to support surgeons at Alder Hey Children’s Trust with 3D LifePrints has accelerated the development of new techniques and has highlighted the benefits to medical teams, patients and their families, that can be achieved by innovatively combining 3D printing, scanning and immersive virtual reality technologies.
Lyn Dwyer, Director
Virtual Engineering Centre, Liverpool, UK
Working with 3D LifePrints we have produced high resolution 3D prints of the heart of unprecedented quality and detail, generated from high resolution micro-CT data sets, such prints have brought our virtual data to life, and serve to improved our understanding of the 3D micro-anatomy of the heart.
Dr. Robert Stephenson, Sports Science, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK