3D Tissue Printing & Imaging Innovation
The PMI is focusing on emerging imaging technologies, with current focuses on 3D printing and surface imaging, to tailor care to specific patient characteristics. 3D models can be used to create personalized medical devices and serve as important tools guiding surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects and other medical challenges.
Surface imaging systems provide visual reference to capture anatomically precise images for surgical assessment and intervention. The sequential-3D systems support plastic surgeons in optimizing care practice for patients with craniofacial differences and more. The team is also assessing the potential of virtual reality and augmented reality, along with other emerging technologies.