Collaborative 3D Printing in Medical Practice is a post graduate course designed to update and introduce radiologists, surgeons, dentists, biomedical engineers and other health professionals and administrators on uses of 3D printing of anatomic models. Creating accurate models of the anatomy contributes to improved postoperative results and increases surgical confidence in complex cases. Segmenting and printing techniques and practical application in medical care, research and education will be reviewed. Surgeons and clinicians from various disciplines will share their Mayo Clinic experience detailing the benefit of the models to their medical and surgical practice.
Course Learning Objectives:
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
. Summarize what 3D printing technology is and how it can be applied to imaging data to create anatomic models
. Describe the new technologies used with 3D printing such as surface scanning and mold creation
. Recognize the importance of quality assurance in 3D printing
. Discuss the role anatomic models play in pre-operative surgical planning
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Care Professionals:
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.