Cardiac surgeons typically rely on a patient’s CT, MRI or X-ray to aid in diagnosis and preoperative planning.
These commonly used 2D images make conceptualizing complex three-dimensional anatomical structures a difficult task for even the most experienced surgeon.
2D images can complicate preoperative planning, leading to many complex surgeries being misdiagnosed or misplanned and millions of unnecessary hours spent in surgery.
These images can be hard for patients to decipher too, and surgeons will often have to resort to drawings and other tools to help the patient understand their diagnosis and to gain their consent to proceed with a planned surgery.
From planning to treatment – we make all cases patient specific
• Pre-operative planning
• Surgical simulation
• Intrateam discussions
• Gaining patient consent
• Reduced time and cost of surgery
Patient-specific cardiac surgery is the future
3D printed model used to guide transcatheter balloon septostomy in young adult with complex congenital heart diseaseView Case Study
"3d modelling is a great tool that can be used for procedural planning and to also educate trainees, students and patients. It's not just a great thing for physicians but also for communication with patients and their families!"
Jenny Zablah MD. Professor of Pediatrics
Interventional Cardiology at Children's Hospital Colorado
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