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Early career research in 3D Printing in Medicine

'Early career research in 3D Printing in Medicine' is a thematic series published in 3D Printing in Medicine

Recently, the field of 3D printing has seen exciting advancements and innovative research that impacts medicine. This series aims to highlight original research by students and trainees who are actively engaged in 3D printing science.

The collection of articles was sponsored by Stratasys, and the submitted manuscripts have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process.

  1. Medical 3D printing as a component of care for adults with cardiovascular diseases has expanded dramatically. A writing group composed of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Special Interest Group...

    Authors: Arafat Ali, David H. Ballard, Waleed Althobaity, Andy Christensen, Mariah Geritano, Michelle Ho, Peter Liacouras, Jane Matsumoto, Jonathan Morris, Justin Ryan, Rami Shorti, Nicole Wake, Frank J. Rybicki and Adnan Sheikh
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2020 6:24
  2. Three-dimensional printing (3DP) offers a unique opportunity to build flexible vascular patient-specific coronary models for device testing, treatment planning, and physiological simulations. By optimizing the...

    Authors: Kelsey N. Sommer, Vijay Iyer, Kanako Kunishima Kumamaru, Ryan A. Rava and Ciprian N. Ionita
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2020 6:19
  3. Advanced visualization of medical image data in the form of three-dimensional (3D) printing continues to expand in clinical settings and many hospitals have started to adapt 3D technologies to aid in patient c...

    Authors: Nicole Wake, Amy E. Alexander, Andy M. Christensen, Peter C. Liacouras, Maureen Schickel, Todd Pietila and Jane Matsumoto
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:17
  4. Skin tumors are the most predominant form of cancer in the United States. Radiation therapy, particularly high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, provides an effective form of cancer control when surgery is not po...

    Authors: Jennifer Chmura, Arthur Erdman, Eric Ehler, Jessica Lawrence, Christopher T. Wilke, Brent Rogers and Clara Ferreira
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:10
  5. Medical 3D printing has brought the manufacturing world closer to the patient’s bedside than ever before. This requires hospitals and their personnel to update their quality assurance program to more appropria...

    Authors: Mohammad Odeh, Dmitry Levin, Jim Inziello, Fluvio Lobo Fenoglietto, Moses Mathur, Joshua Hermsen, Jack Stubbs and Beth Ripley
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:6
  6. Patient-specific 3D models are being used increasingly in medicine for many applications including surgical planning, procedure rehearsal, trainee education, and patient education. To date, experiences on the ...

    Authors: Nicole Wake, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, Richard Huang, Katalina U. Park, James S. Wysock, Samir S. Taneja, William C. Huang, Daniel K. Sodickson and Hersh Chandarana
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:4
  7. 3D printing technology has allowed the creation of custom applicators for high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, especially for complex anatomy. With conformal therapy comes the need for advanced dosimetric verif...

    Authors: Courtney Oare, Christopher Wilke, Eric Ehler, Damien Mathew, David Sterling and Clara Ferreira
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:3
  8. One of the key steps in generating three-dimensional (3D) printed models in medicine is segmentation of radiologic imaging. The software tools used for segmentation may be automated, semi-automated, or manual ...

    Authors: Elias Kikano, Nils Grosse Hokamp, Leslie Ciancibello, Nikhil Ramaiya, Christos Kosmas and Amit Gupta
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2019 5:1
  9. Selected medical implants and other 3D printed constructs could potentially benefit from the ability to incorporate contrast agents into their structure. The purpose of the present study is to create 3D printe...

    Authors: David H. Ballard, Udayabhanu Jammalamadaka, Karthik Tappa, Jeffery A. Weisman, Christen J. Boyer, Jonathan Steven Alexander and Pamela K. Woodard
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:13
  10. Three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures and 3D bioprinting have recently gained attention based on their multiple advantages over two-dimensional (2D) cell cultures, which have less translational potential to rec...

    Authors: Christen J. Boyer, David H. Ballard, Mansoureh Barzegar, J. Winny Yun, Jennifer E. Woerner, Ghali E. Ghali, Moheb Boktor, Yuping Wang and J. Steven Alexander
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2018 4:9