In pictures: 3D printing and healthcare

How 3D printing is transforming the world of medicine.

Pediatric heart surgery In February, doctors in Louisville, Ken., performed the world’s first pediatric heart surgery aided by 3D printing, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The 14-month-old patient was born with heart defects that were so severe that the doctors couldn’t identify the exact problems prior to the operation. A surgeon at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville contacted the University of Louisville engineering school about 3D printing, and received a free MakerBot 3D Printer for the project. Using CT scans of the patient’s heart, the doctors printed a plastic replica of the heart to study before the surgery.

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