Research

3D Printing Program in Pediatric Cardiology (3P3C)

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A 3D printed heart model of a patient with situs inversus and double outlet right ventricle after surgical repair.

The 3D Printing Program in Pediatric Cardiology (3P3C) is our lab’s initiative to better understand congenital heart disease through the use of 3D printing techniques. The research includes analysis of material properties and accurate replication of intervention to improve outcomes.

Our current project focuses on understanding the different characteristics of printing techniques and materials to best replicate patient-specific anatomy.

 

Cardiac MRI angriogram of a patient after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
3D PDF generated from segmentation of the cardiac MRI data into the different cardiac chambers.