Printed Biomaterials

Novel Processing and Modeling Techniques for Medicine and Surgery

  • Roger Narayan
  • Thomas Boland
  • Yuan-Shin Lee

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Shiyong Lin, Yuan-Shin Lee, Roger J. Narayan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Tao Xu, Yuyu Yuan, James J. Yoo
    Pages 57-69
  4. L. Shor, E. D. Yildirim, S. Güçeri, W. Sun
    Pages 91-110
  5. Betsy K. Davis, Randy Emert
    Pages 111-120
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 121-124

About this book


Recent studies have shown that modified inkjet and related printing technologies can be used to create patient-specific prostheses, artificial tissues, and other implants using data obtained from magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, or other imaging techniques. For example, customized prostheses may be fabricated that possess suitable features, including geometry, size, and weight, for a given medical condition. Many advances have been made in the development of  patient-specific implants in the past decade, yet this information is not readily available to scientists and students.

Printed Biomaterials: Novel Processing and Modeling Techniques for Medicine and Surgery provides the biomaterials scientist and engineer, as well as advanced  undergraduate or graduate students, with a comprehensive discussion of contemporary medical implant research and development. The development of printed biomaterials is multidisciplinary, and includes concepts traditionally associated with engineering, materials science, medicine, and surgery. This text highlights important topics in these core fields in order to provide the fundamentals necessary to comprehend current processing and modeling technologies and to develop new ones.


Biomaterial biomaterials computed tomography (CT) imaging techniques medical devices medical imaging surgery tissue tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Narayan
    • 1
  • Thomas Boland
    • 2
  • Yuan-Shin Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Chapel HillUniversity of North Carolina,Chapel HillU.S.A.
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering ProgramUniversity of Texas, El PasoEl PasoU.S.A.
  3. 3.Edward P. Fitts Dept. Industrial &North Carolina State UniversityRaleighU.S.A.

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