Published on December 17th, 2016 | by Geetika Bhasin
Mount Sinai launches 3D printing services for the benefit of its technicians and patients
Medical Modeling Core is a 3D printing system devised by Mount Sinai Health System where you can order 3D printed models for concerned cases. This service aims at catering to the specific medical requirements of the patients at Mount Sinai.
Mount Sinai is a very old hospital in the United States that treats patients and trains medical professionals. In 2013, the hospital partnered with Continuum Health Partners to form the Mount Sinai Health System, which houses the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York. And the hospital is updated in terms of technology too. The Health System announced this week, the creation of the Medical Modeling Core, which will enable commencement of various medical 3D models of virtual reality, simulation, and 3D printing.
This modeling service is a pioneering move that will see to the requirements of the medical technicians at Mount Sinai. And as Joshua Bederson, MD, Professor and System Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System and Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Simulation Core said that the models would be used in the initial planning stages of the surgery.
Anthony Costa will head the team for conducting 3D operations at Mount Sinai. Dr. Costa has developed his own equipment to turn data into 3D models. These models include complex scans of skull-based tumors, spine, and pelvic models. The new Rapid Prototyping Center at Mount Sinai contains four 3D printers some of which are FDM and others are SLA/DLP. The equipment also consists of a laser cutter for producing patient-specific neuroanatomy. The 3D printing materials used by the hospital are gypsum powder base made of plastic, epoxy resin, wax, polyamide (nylon), photopolymers, and polycarbonate. Mount Sinai’s new 3D printing techniques could benefit the hospital’s finances, as well as its patients.