As lockdown persists, we are working hard to continue innovating and we are therefore delighted to announce a new collaboration.
3D LifePrints is a medical 3D printing and technology organisation that uses 3D technologies to provide innovative solutions to the medical sector. Bespoke medical 3D printing has utility at many stages of the patient journey:
- 3D printed models can enhance patient understanding and consent – a touchable, tangible model is far better at allowing patients to understand their disease process.
- Bespoke models can play an educational role, helping trainees to make the cognitive translation from 2D multiplanar imaging to 3D surgical anatomical corridors.
- Patient specific models can be used for pre-surgical planning by surgeons across all surgical disciplines – examples can be found here
- Viewing and potentially pre-operating upon a custom model can be invaluable in planning a surgical approach and procedure.
- Bespoke 3D printed medical implants for reconstruction are also becoming more widespread. See these prosthetic examples.
A natural progression for eoSurgical, therefore, is explore how 3D printed anatomical models can be incorporated into our surgical simulation platforms. We strive for accessible and pragmatic solutions that are effective and offer real value. Combining eoSim or eoMicro with a bespoke anatomical model offers the prospect of enhancing fidelity further still.
You can learn more about 3D LifePrints here. Stay up to date with eoSurgical here. As is our ethos, we strive for evidence-based simulation solutions. If you would like to explore how 3D printed technology can augment your surgical simulation and training, please get in touch.
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh