Q&A: How Mayo Is Integrating 3D Printing Into The Operating Room

CemQIj2WIAEs1w6In the medical industry, 3D printing isn’t limited to patching hearts and reconstructing lost or broken teeth. The emerging technology is revolutionizing the way surgeons tackle complicated operations, and the practice of simulating surgeries with anatomically correct, patient-specific models is becoming a tactic widely adopted by medical professionals at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus.

Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Morris, a diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist, and Dr. Jane Matsumoto, a pediatric radiologist, head the organization’s burgeoning 3D printing lab. (They instead call it “the anatomical modeling lab.”) Now nearly a decade since the lab’s founding, the use of 3D printing for surgical practice at Mayo has grown to the point that every department has utilized it. Morris talked to TCB about why he believes the technology is creating a paradigm shift in how doctors prepare for the operation room, as well as trim medical costs and ease the patient’s mind before going under the scalpel.


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