Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery and NEU3D Laboratories Medical Supervisor, Assist. Prof. Dr. Emil Mammadov has reported that organ models from three-dimensional printers, which are highly beneficial for patient informing and student education, are beginning to be produced at NEU3D Laboratories (Near East University, Center for Experimental Health Research).
Models come from real patient imaging
Stating that pilot implementation started at NEU Pediatric Surgery Department Dr. Mammadov said that the biggest difference of these models from the products in the market is that all of them are obtained from real patient imaging (tomography, MR) and can show exact patient pathology.
Information on the disease or operation is given using 3D printed models
Referring to the process of three-dimensional printing of the organ models Dr. Mammadov stated;
“Radiological imaging results obtained from the patient are processed with several computer programs, the diseased area is isolated, the 3D model is prepared and printed. Afterwards, the patient is informed about the disease or the operation to be performed. So, the patient will see exactly where the surgery will be. The aim of this method is not only patient informing, but also providing education to health science students through these realistic models.”
The method is planned to be implemented in all departments throughout the hospital
At the same time, Mammadov emphasized that this method, which was started to be used in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is planned to be implemented all over the hospital soon.