3D Printing in Medicine

A Practical Guide for Medical Professionals

  • Frank J. Rybicki
  • Gerald T. Grant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gerald T. Grant, Frank J. Rybicki
    Pages 1-4
  3. Dimitrios Mitsouras, Peter C. Liacouras
    Pages 5-22
  4. Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Todd Pietila
    Pages 23-34
  5. Adnan Sheikh, Leonid Chepelev, Andrew M. Christensen, Dimitris Mitsouras, Betty Anne Schwarz, Frank J. Rybicki
    Pages 35-41
  6. Gerald T. Grant, Peter C. Liacouras
    Pages 43-50
  7. Vicknes Waran, Vairavan Narayanan, Ravindran Karrupiah, Chun Yoong Cham
    Pages 51-58
  8. Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Dimitris Mitsouras, Betty Anne Schwarz, Karin E. Dill, Frank J. Rybicki
    Pages 59-69
  9. Satheesh Krishna, Kirstin Small, Troy Maetani, Leonid Chepelev, Betty Anne Schwarz, Adnan Sheikh
    Pages 71-84
  10. Andrew M. Christensen
    Pages 85-95
  11. Dimitrios Mitsouras, Elizabeth George, Frank J. Rybicki
    Pages 113-123
  12. Justin Sutherland, Dan La Russa
    Pages 125-133
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 135-138

About this book


This book describes the fundamentals of three-dimensional (3D) printing, addresses the practical aspects of establishing a 3D printing service in a medical facility, and explains the enormous potential value of rendering images as 3D printed models capable of providing tactile feedback and tangible information on both anatomic and pathologic states. Individual chapters also focus on selected areas of applications for 3D printing, including musculoskeletal,  craniomaxillofacial, cardiovascular, and neurosurgery applications. Challenges and opportunities related to training, materials and equipment, and guidelines are addressed, and the overall costs of a 3D printing lab and the balancing of these costs against clinical benefits are discussed. Radiologists, surgeons, and other physicians will find this book to be a rich source of information on the practicalities and expanding medical applications of 3D printing.


3D printing Additive Manufacturing Bioprinting Medical 3D printing service Medical Modelling Medical Technology Three-dimensional printing cardiovascular 3D printing craniomaxillofacial 3D printing musculoskeletal 3D printing

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank J. Rybicki
    • 1
  • Gerald T. Grant
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.School of DentistryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61922-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61924-8
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