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  1. Content type: Research

    Patient-specific 3D models are being used increasingly in medicine for many applications including surgical planning, procedure rehearsal, trainee education, and patient education. To date, experiences on the ...

    Authors: Nicole Wake, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, Richard Huang, Katalina U. Park, James S. Wysock, Samir S. Taneja, William C. Huang, Daniel K. Sodickson and Hersh Chandarana

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:4

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    3D printing technology has allowed the creation of custom applicators for high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, especially for complex anatomy. With conformal therapy comes the need for advanced dosimetric verif...

    Authors: Courtney Oare, Christopher Wilke, Eric Ehler, Damien Mathew, David Sterling and Clara Ferreira

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:3

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  3. Content type: Research

    Microneedle patches are arrays of tiny needles that painlessly pierce the skin to deliver medication into the body. Biocompatible microneedles are usually fabricated via molding of a master structure. Microfab...

    Authors: Ashley R. Johnson and Adam T. Procopio

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:2

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  4. Content type: Research

    One of the key steps in generating three-dimensional (3D) printed models in medicine is segmentation of radiologic imaging. The software tools used for segmentation may be automated, semi-automated, or manual ...

    Authors: Elias Kikano, Nils Grosse Hokamp, Leslie Ciancibello, Nikhil Ramaiya, Christos Kosmas and Amit Gupta

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    Selected medical implants and other 3D printed constructs could potentially benefit from the ability to incorporate contrast agents into their structure. The purpose of the present study is to create 3D printe...

    Authors: David H. Ballard, Udayabhanu Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa, Jeffery A. Weisman, Christen J. Boyer, Jonathan Steven Alexander and Pamela K. Woodard

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:13

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  6. Content type: Research

    The purpose was to create a time sequential three-dimensional virtual reality model, also referred to as a four-dimensional model, to explore its possible benefit and clinical applications. We hypothesized tha...

    Authors: Kylie A. Mena, Kevin P. Urbain, Kevin M. Fahey and Matthew T. Bramlet

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:15

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  7. Content type: Research

    Three Dimensional (3D) printed models can aid in effective pre-operative planning by defining the geometry of tumor mass, bone loss, and nearby vessels to help determine the most accurate osteotomy site and th...

    Authors: Thipachart Punyaratabandhu, Peter C. Liacouras and Sutipat Pairojboriboon

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:12

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  8. Content type: Research

    Three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures and 3D bioprinting have recently gained attention based on their multiple advantages over two-dimensional (2D) cell cultures, which have less translational potential to rec...

    Authors: Christen J. Boyer, David H. Ballard, Mansoureh Barzegar, J. Winny Yun, Jennifer E. Woerner, Ghali E. Ghali, Moheb Boktor, Yuping Wang and J. Steven Alexander

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:9

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  9. Content type: Research

    Medical three-dimensional (3D) printing has expanded dramatically over the past three decades with growth in both facility adoption and the variety of medical applications. Consideration for each step required...

    Authors: Leonid Chepelev, Nicole Wake, Justin Ryan, Waleed Althobaity, Ashish Gupta, Elsa Arribas, Lumarie Santiago, David H Ballard, Kenneth C Wang, William Weadock, Ciprian N Ionita, Dimitrios Mitsouras, Jonathan Morris, Jane Matsumoto, Andy Christensen, Peter Liacouras…

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    3D printing is an ideal manufacturing process for creating patient-matched models (anatomical models) for surgical and interventional planning. Cardiac anatomical models have been described in numerous case st...

    Authors: Justin Ryan, Jonathan Plasencia, Randy Richardson, Daniel Velez, John J. Nigro, Stephen Pophal and David Frakes

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    The two most popular models used in anatomical training for residents, clinicians, or surgeons are cadavers and sawbones. The former is extremely costly and difficult to attain due to cost, ethical implication...

    Authors: John Hao, Raj Nangunoori, Ying Ying Wu, Mabaran Rajaraman, Daniel Cook, Alex Yu, Boyle Cheng and Kenji Shimada

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    Minimally-invasive spine procedures provide targeted, individualized diagnosis and pain management for patients. Competence in these procedures is acquired through experience and training. We created a 3D prin...

    Authors: Yi Li, Zhixi Li, Simon Ammanuel, Derrick Gillan and Vinil Shah

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:7

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  13. Content type: Research

    In the oral and maxillofacial surgery and dentistry fields, the use of three-dimensional (3D) patient-specific organ models is increasing, which has increased the cost of obtaining them. We developed an enviro...

    Authors: Takashi Kamio, Kamichika Hayashi, Takeshi Onda, Takashi Takaki, Takahiko Shibahara, Takashi Yakushiji, Takeo Shibui and Hiroshi Kato

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:6

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Cranial defects usually occur after trauma, neurosurgical procedures like decompressive craniotomy, tumour resections, infection and congenital defects. The purpose of cranial vault repair is to protect the un...

    Authors: Abel De La Peña, Javier De La Peña-Brambila, Juan Pérez-De La Torre, Miguel Ochoa and Guillermo J. Gallardo

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Training in medical education depends on the availability of standardized materials that can reliably mimic the human anatomy and physiology. One alternative to using cadavers or animal bodies is to employ pha...

    Authors: Felipe Wilker Grillo, Victor Hugo Souza, Renan Hiroshi Matsuda, Carlo Rondinoni, Theo Zeferino Pavan, Oswaldo Baffa, Helio Rubens Machado and Antonio Adilton Oliveira Carneiro

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    There is a potential for direct model manufacturing of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using 3D printing technique for generating flexible semi-transparent prototypes. A patient-specific AAA model was manufact...

    Authors: Michael Chung, Norbert Radacsi, Colin Robert, Edward D. McCarthy, Anthony Callanan, Noel Conlisk, Peter R. Hoskins and Vasileios Koutsos

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:2

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  17. Content type: Technical Note

    In this work, we provide specific clinical examples to demonstrate basic practical techniques involved in image segmentation, computer-aided design, and 3D printing. A step-by-step approach using United States...

    Authors: Leonid Chepelev, Carolina Souza, Waleed Althobaity, Olivier Miguel, Satheesh Krishna, Ekin Akyuz, Taryn Hodgdon, Carlos Torres, Nicole Wake, Amy Alexander, Elizabeth George, Anji Tang, Peter Liacouras, Jane Matsumoto, Jonathan Morris, Andy Christensen…

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:14

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  18. Content type: Research

    Alzheimer’s disease prevalence will reach epidemic proportions in coming decades. There is a need for impactful educational materials to help patients, families, medical practitioners, and policy makers unders...

    Authors: Matthew Marks, Amy Alexander, Joseph Matsumoto, Jane Matsumoto, Jonathan Morris, Ronald Petersen, Clifford Jack Jr., Tatsuya Oishi and David Jones

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:13

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  19. Content type: Research

    Oral stents have been shown to reduce the deleterious effects of head and neck radiotherapy through the displacement of normal tissues away from the areas of high dose irradiation. While these stents are commo...

    Authors: Christopher T. Wilke, Mohamed Zaid, Caroline Chung, Clifton D. Fuller, Abdallah S. R. Mohamed, Heath Skinner, Jack Phan, G. Brandon Gunn, William H. Morrison, Adam S. Garden, Steven J. Frank, David I. Rosenthal, Mark S. Chambers and Eugene J. Koay

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:12

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  20. Content type: Research

    Distal radius fracture is common in the general population. Fracture management includes a plaster cast, splint and synthetic material cast to immobilise the injured arm. Casting complications are common in th...

    Authors: Yan-Jun Chen, Hui Lin, Xiaodong Zhang, Wenhua Huang, Lin Shi and Defeng Wang

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:11

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  21. Content type: Research

    Placing a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) is safe and effective for the palliative treatment of malignant gastroduodenal (GD) strictures. SEMS abutment in the duodenal wall is associated with increased f...

    Authors: Guk Bae Kim, Jung-Hoon Park, Ho-Young Song, Namkug Kim, Hyun Kyung Song, Min Tae Kim, Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Eun Jung Jun, Do Hoon Kim and Gin Hyug Lee

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:10

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  22. Content type: Research

    Most interactions between pathogenic microorganisms and their target host occur on mucosal surfaces of internal organs such as the intestine. In vitro organ culture (IVOC) provides an unique tool for studying ...

    Authors: Matheus O. Costa, Roman Nosach and John C.S. Harding

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:9

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  23. Content type: Research

    The prosthetic devices the military uses to restore function and mobility to our wounded warriors are highly advanced, and in many instances not publically available. There is considerable research aimed at th...

    Authors: Peter C. Liacouras, Divya Sahajwalla, Mark D. Beachler, Todd Sleeman, Vincent B. Ho and John P. Lichtenberger III

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for the development of a quality assurance (QA) program for use in medical 3D printing applications. An interdisciplinary QA team was built with expertise fr...

    Authors: Shuai Leng, Kiaran McGee, Jonathan Morris, Amy Alexander, Joel Kuhlmann, Thomas Vrieze, Cynthia H. McCollough and Jane Matsumoto

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:6

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  25. Content type: Research

    To assess the impact of metal artifact reduction techniques in 3D printing by evaluating image quality and segmentation time in both phantom and patient studies with dental restorations and/or other metal impl...

    Authors: Roy P. Marcus, Jonathan M. Morris, Jane M. Matsumoto, Amy E. Alexander, Ahmed F. Halaweish, James A Kelly, Joel G. Fletcher, Cynthia H. McCollough and Shuai Leng

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:5

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  26. Content type: Research

    Medical 3D printing is expanding exponentially, with tremendous potential yet to be realized in nearly all facets of medicine. Unfortunately, multiple informal subdomain-specific isolated terminological ‘silos...

    Authors: Leonid Chepelev, Andreas Giannopoulos, Anji Tang, Dimitrios Mitsouras and Frank J. Rybicki

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:4

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  27. Content type: Case study

    Major facial defects due to cancer or deformities can be reconstructed through microvascular osteocutaneous flaps. Hereby CAD/CAM workflows offer a possibility to optimize reconstruct and reduce surgical time....

    Authors: Elisabeth Goetze, Matthias Gielisch, Maximilian Moergel and Bilal Al-Nawas

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    Three-dimensional (3D) printing has become a useful method of fabrication for many clinical applications. It is also a technique that is becoming increasingly accessible, as the price of the necessary tools an...

    Authors: Benjamin L. Cox, Nathan Schumacher, John Konieczny, Issac Reifschneider, Thomas R. Mackie, Marisa S. Otegui and Kevin W. Eliceiri

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:2

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  29. Content type: Review

    The increased and accelerating utilization of 3D printing in medicine opens up questions regarding safety and efficacy in the use of medical models. The authors recognize an important shift towards point-of-ca...

    Authors: Andy Christensen and Frank J. Rybicki

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2017 3:1

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  30. Content type: Technical Note

    Medical 3D printing holds the potential of transforming personalized medicine by enabling the fabrication of patient-specific implants, reimagining prostheses, developing surgical guides to expedite and transf...

    Authors: Leonid Chepelev, Taryn Hodgdon, Ashish Gupta, Aili Wang, Carlos Torres, Satheesh Krishna, Ekin Akyuz, Dimitrios Mitsouras and Adnan Sheikh

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:5

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  31. Content type: Review

    Congenital heart diseases causing significant hemodynamic and functional consequences require surgical repair. Understanding of the precise surgical anatomy is often challenging and can be inadequate or wrong....

    Authors: Shi-Joon Yoo, Omar Thabit, Eul Kyung Kim, Haruki Ide, Deane Yim, Anreea Dragulescu, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann and Glen van Arsdell

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:3

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  32. Content type: Case study

    CT scanning with 3D reconstructed images are currently used to study articular fractures in orthopedic and trauma surgery. A 3D-Printer creates solid objects, starting from a 3D Computer representation.

    Authors: Nicola Bizzotto, Ivan Tami, Attilio Santucci, Roberto Adani, Paolo Poggi, Denis Romani, Guilherme Carpeggiani, Filippo Ferraro, Sandro Festa and Bruno Magnan

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:2

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  33. Content type: Review

    Additive manufacturing/3D printing of medical devices is becoming more commonplace, a 3D printed drug is now commercially available, and bioprinting is poised to transition from laboratory to market. Despite t...

    Authors: Matthew Di Prima, James Coburn, David Hwang, Jennifer Kelly, Akm Khairuzzaman and Laura Ricles

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2016 2:1

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  34. Content type: Review

    Hand-held three dimensional models of the human anatomy and pathology, tailored-made protheses, and custom-designed implants can be derived from imaging modalities, most commonly Computed Tomography (CT). Howe...

    Authors: Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Leonid Chepelev, Adnan Sheikh, Aili Wang, Wilfred Dang, Ekin Akyuz, Chris Hong, Nicole Wake, Todd Pietila, Philip B. Dydynski, Dimitrios Mitsouras and Frank J. Rybicki

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2015 1:3

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  35. Content type: Research

    The effects of reduced radiation dose CT for the generation of maxillofacial bone STL models for 3D printing is currently unknown. Images of two full-face transplantation patients scanned with non-contrast 320...

    Authors: Tianrun Cai, Frank J. Rybicki, Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Kurt Schultz, Kanako K. Kumamaru, Peter Liacouras, Shadpour Demehri, Kirstin M. Shu Small and Dimitris Mitsouras

    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2015 1:2

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