Usage of 3d printing is quite different when it comes to the external body parts like hand, leg, nose etc.. but what it is actually when it comes to internal organ what is the real usage of printing the minute tissues, heart, lungs and other internal organs, Though it will take some months or years to use or fit those printed tissue parts inside the organs. It’s quite a big challenge to the researchers yet it is very much possible with our addictive technology.
Dr. Matthew Bramlet from Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, has printed a 4years old kids heart for details and planning before operating for heart translation, this kid right from his birth has heart problem which led him to get operated within 6 month from his birth. And 3 years later he again face few problem in heart where doctors suggested a heart transplant which made Justin and Jennifer to hesitate, here’s where the 3d printing played a major role, Doctors explained the process via 3d printed heart which made their parents to go for a green signal.
Dr. Fortuna after 12 hours operation the heart translation was successful and they felt it was the most invaluable technology that can help many patients all around the world.
"Right now in the nation, there are a handful of pathologic libraries. These libraries have developed over the years, but the majority of these hearts were from autopsies back 50 years ago and they've been handled and used over the years and they're starting to fall apart. But they're not being replenished because of surgical advances and differences in how they're able to acquire these hearts and costs. And so, these libraries are disappearing," says Bramlet.
Dr. Bramlet Idea was to bring an online library with full of heart related MRI Scan and CT scan that can be available anytime to just download and print the heart shaped printer in detail to know about the status and prepare the operation plan accordingly, To launch this library doctor need support from other surgeons, doctors all over the world to send MRI Scan and CT scan of all age groups. So that it will be much useful to future surgeons to learn the complication and plan accordingly to operate.