At this year’s Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, manufacturing solutions company, Stratasys, will demonstrate how 3D printing is benefitting hospital theatre procedures and improving physician training.
3D Printed Hand
The company is set to showcase a range of medical scenarios such as brain aneurysms and tumours, which will give visitors an insight into the use of 3D printed surgical guides and how they can improve patient outcomes and increase efficiencies.
Physicians can use 3D printing to plan and practice procedures before entering the operating theatre, potentially allow them to shorten operating times and improve results. 3D printing models can also be used to help train medical students and training physicians, allowing them to practice techniques and develop skills on realistic models that recreate patient technology.
Michael Gaisford, director of marketing, Stratasys Medical Solutions said: “Arab Health is one of the most significant medical events in the world. With its dedicated 3D printing conference, it is the ideal platform for us to demonstrate the growing importance of 3D printing in traditional medical care and its potential in both emerging and future applications. With the ability to reduce unexpected risks and provide quick and cost-effective healthcare solutions, 3D printing is fast-becoming an integral part of the surgical planning and training.”
As part of the event, Dr Muhanad Hatamleh clinical scientist at London’s King’s College Hospital, will deliver a keynote entitled ‘3D printing applications in head and neck reconstruction’. The presentation will examine how Stratasys 3D printing technologies are transforming maxillofacial surgical processes at Kings College Hospital and how their use opens the door to improved and efficient treatment procedures.