3D printing saves £15,000+ in treating cancer patients

I’ve blogged before about 3D printing and its potential to transform a wide range of different operations.  Here’s an example, on the manufacturer.com website, of how it is being applied to surgery on the head and face of patients with trauma, cancer, or burns.  Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham is using their own in-house 3D printer to model a patient’s bone structure.  By creating an exact replica of this structure, a surgeon is able to plan and even try out  the surgical procedure in significantly less time than it used to take using standard anatomical models.

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