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3-D Printing Technology Changing How Drs Peform Surgery

Thu, 15 May 2014 07:14:20 CDT
By: IPR's Denise Molina

3-D Printing Technology Changing How Drs Peform Surgery

3-D printing technology at Peoria's Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is changing the way doctors perform surgery. A pediatric cardiologist at the Childrenís Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is using the technology to better evaluate congenital heart disease in children. It's already changed the outcomes of surgeries and the lives of his small patients. IPR's Denise Molina reports the doctor is also asking other cardiologists to send him their best congenital heart disease images, with the hope of building a library of hearts.

   

(photo credit: Denise Molina/Peoria Public Radio)

   

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