3-D printed blood vessels help surgeons test-run their procedures before operating

Published January 18, 2019

An article on The Doctor’s Channel features a video of Ciprian “Chip” Ionita, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Adnan Siddiqui, professor of neurosurgery, about how 3D printing technologies are helping surgeons better prepare for complex procedures.

They explains that imaging and printing techniques can create enlarged models of an individual patient’s blood vessels of the heart or brain that, once printed, can provide a patient-specific simulated setting in which to plan and practice high-risk procedures.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a joint department in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

View the video here.