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3 ways to advance 3D printing in radiology

3 ways to advance 3D printing in radiology

Written by David

December 21, 2019


Radiology is currently undergoing a “big-tech transition,” and many companies are looking to tap into the specialty through new technologies, Summer Decker, PhD, told RSNA 2019 attendees at an educational session.


Decker is the director of the 3D clinical applications division at the University of South Florida Department of Radiology. An individually tailored, multicolor 3D-printed heart. Image courtesy of Summer Decker, PhD.


“As we go through this tech shift, we are actually finding new ways to make radiology valuable to other people in our hospital and our colleagues in other departments,” she said. “Things like 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence — they are creating a value-added radiology for us.” One of the major challenges to adopting these technologies, however, is that many radiologists have not been trained in or exposed to them, whether due to their novelty or technical complexity, or simply a lack of […]

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