Congenital 3D Printing

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UCLA Congenital Heart 3D Printing Program

The UCLA Congenital Heart 3D Printing Program creates 3D models for surgical and interventional cardiac catheterization planning. Models are created from the world-class cardiac imaging performed by the UCLA Diagnostic Cardiovascular team. 3D heart models are used for pre-surgical or pre-catheterization planning of many forms of congenital heart disease, including complex biventricular repairs and heterotaxy. Flexible, realistic materials are used to print heart models for pre-catheterization testing of devices including stents and closure devices. Virtual reality computer models are used to gain a fuller understanding of complex cases, visualizing heart defects from both outside and within the heart.

Dr. Perens and Takegawa Yoshida with a 3D model in the printer lab.
Dr. Perens and Takegawa Yoshida with a 3D model in the printer lab.

Experts

3D Printers


 

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Takegawa Yoshida
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging
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Marc-Anthony Lecky
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging, Engineering

Virtual Reality Specialists


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Justin Chyu, RDCS
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Kevin McHenry, RDCS

Photos: 3D printed heart

3D printed hearts for pre-surgical planning(red) and cardiac catheterization (clear).
3D printed hearts for pre-surgical planning(red) and cardiac catheterization (clear).

 

Dr. Glenn Van Arsdell, head of Congenital Heart Surgery, reviews a 3D model for surgery with Dr. Gary Satou and Pediatric Cardiology fellows.
Dr. Glenn Van Arsdell, head of Congenital Heart Surgery, reviews a 3D model for surgery with Dr. Gary Satou and Pediatric Cardiology fellows.

  


Videos: 3D virtual models

Virtual Models of Tetralogy of Fallot Anatomy

Virtual dynamic model of Tetralogy of Fallot created from 4-Dimensional Cardiac MRI


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