Our speaker, Deanna Mitchell talked about Bioengineering and how 3D Systems partners with doctors to create 3D models of patients to assist in Virtual Surgical Planning. This method helps improve surgery outcomes and success for both the doctor and patient.
Deanna shared that 3D Systems provided support for doctors who separated siamese twins; see the CNN coverage of the event, here. We were happy to hear that both of the boys are doing well! The young women at DSST College View High School found it particularly interesting that the 3D patient models help doctors know where to cut in order to remove tumors or make repairs. Guides are custom made to add to bones to provide exact cuts through bone. See more photos of this exciting session, below.