Technical Event
3D Printing and Imaging: Enabling Innovation in Personalized Medicine, Device Development, and System Components
20 February 2024 • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST | Town & Country A 

Welcome and introduction
Join this technical event on 3D printing and imaging and hear how it is enabling innovation in personalized medicine, device development, and system components. This special session consists of 4 short presentations followed by a panel discussion.

Point-of-care manufacturing at Mayo Clinic

Jonathan M. Morris, Co-director Anatomic Modeling Lab., Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic (United States)

Over the last 17 years Mayo Clinic has become a world leader in a field now known as point-of-care manufacturing. Using additive manufacturing we focus on five distinct areas. First, to create diagnostic anatomic models for each surgical subspecialty from diagnostic imaging. Second, to manufacture custom patient-specific sterilizable osteotomy cutting guides for ENT, OMFS, Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Oncology. Third, to build simulators and phantoms using a combination of special effects and 3Dprinting. Fourth, using 3D printers to create custom phantoms, phantom holders, and other custom medical devices such as pediatric airway devices, proton beam appliances, and custom jigs and fixtures for the department and hospital. Finally, to transfer the digital twins into virtual and augmented reality environments for preoperative surgical planning and immersive educational tools. Mayo Clinic has scaled this endeavor to all three of its main campuses including Jacksonville Fl and Scottsdale AZ to complete the enterprise approach. In doing so we have been able to advance patient care locally as well as assist in building the national IT, regulatory, billing, RSAN 3D SIG, and quality control infrastructure needed to assure scaling across this and other countries.


3D printing patient-specific implants

Devarsh Vyas, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, 3D Systems Healthcare (United States)

Ben Johnson, VP Regulatory and Portfolio, 3D Systems Healthcare (United States)

AM is already a widely adopted manufacturing process used to produce millions of medical devices and healthcare products every year. Common uses for AM include the printing of patient-specific surgical implants and instruments derived from imaging data and the manufacturing of metal implants and instruments with features that are impossible to fabricate using traditional subtractive manufacturing. In addition to reducing costs, patient-specific solutions—such as customized surgical plans and personalized implants—aim to improve surgical outcomes for patients and give surgeons more options and more flexibility in the OR. With advancement in technology, implants are 3D printed in various materials and at various manufacturing sites including at the point-of-care. 3D Systems collaborates with medical device manufacturers and health systems to develop personalized health solutions and is the leader in design, manufacturing and getting regulatory approvals for 3D printed patient-specific implants in various materials and technologies.


3D-printed anatomical models for vascular device development

Alex Grenning, Senior Program Manager, The Jacobs Institute (United States)

Engineers often design products to work within available test fixtures. Test fixtures define the goal posts for device evaluation. It is important for test fixtures to accurately represent the critical conditions of operation and be supported with justification for regulatory review. This presentation explores the role of 3D printing and model design workflows in producing anatomically relevant text fixtures which can be used to guide, and more importantly accelerate the device development process. The Jacobs Institute is a one-of-a-kind, not-for-profit vascular medical technology innovation center. The Jacobs Institute's mission is to accelerate the development of next-generation technologies in vascular medicine through collisions of physicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, and industry.


Additive manufacturing: the promise and the challenge

David W. Holdsworth, Western Univ. (Canada)

Additive Manufacturing has not realized it's full potential due to a number of factors. The regulatory environment for medical devices is geared towards conventional manufacturing techniques, making it challenging to certify 3D-printed devices. Additive manufacturing may still not be competitive when scaled up for industrial production, and the need for post-processing may negate some of the benefits. The promises and the challenges of additive manufacturing will be explored in the context of medical imaging device design.


Panel Discussion
The talks will be followed by a discussion of learnings and Q&A involving the speakers.



This technical event is part of the Physics of Medical Imaging conference.

Event Details

FORMAT: Speaker presentations followed by panel discussion with live audience Q&A.
MENU: Bagged snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
SETUP: Assortment of classroom and theater style seating.