Three-dimensional printing in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology: a single-centre experience – Presented by Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Sodian, Heart Centre Lahr / Baden, Department of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
Three-dimensional printing, a widely used technique to build life-like replicas of anatomical structures that has proven value in different medical disciplines, might overcome these shortcomings. This stimulated us to present our single-centre experience with 3D printingmodels in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. We fabricated 3D printing models using preoperative computed tomography or magnet resonance imaging data in paediatric and adult cardiac surgery, as well as interventional cardiology. The fabrication of 3D printing models is feasible for perioperative planning and simulation in a variety of complex cases.
About Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Sodian
Professor Sodian is a cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in complex cardiac surgery procedures. Academically, he has been a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies, has published over 110 scientific articles. Professor Sodian received his cardiothoracic surgical training at the German Heart Institute Berlin in 2003, and took a position as staff surgeon at the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich in 2005. Since 2015 he is Director of the Department of Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery at Heart Centre Lahr / Baden and in this capacity oversees a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.