Monday, February 6, 2017
The Rise of 3D Technology for Patient Treatment in Brazil.
There is a rise of 3D Technology for Patient Treatment in Brazil because the brazil unit of Materialise a medical 3D printing company has started a lecture series tagged “Innovation in 3D technology for health”. The aim of the lectures is to create awareness about the possibilities of 3D Printing for healthcare professionals, and how our technology can help hospitals treat their patients more effectively. An interesting example on the use of medical 3D Printing in Brazil is the case of a 38-year-old man with an aorto-pulmonary window and a right aortic arch, meaning the aorta and pulmonary artery were connected. His aorta also led to the right side of his body instead of the left, which caused shortness of breath. To treat the defect, Dr Carlos A C Pedra (MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI) at the Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia decided to implant a double-disc device to close the connection. To visualize the defect clearly, the patient’s aorta and pulmonary artery were reconstructed in 3D, and printed out with two windows integrated into the heart model so the defect was clearly visible.source