3D Printed Aortas used to test prosthetic valve placement
Engineers and doctors at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using CT scans and 3D printing to create replicas of a patient's aorta including the exact texture of the tissue. These models help cardiologist decide the optimal replacement valve size and position, preventing complications such as blood clots, leaks, and coronary blockages. Previously doctors relied on their best judgement and the patient's history to determine valve placement. Read more about how 3D printing is helping patients at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.