Founded on August 8, 2015

Japanese Society of Cardiovascular 3D-modeling for medical 3D print

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 J3D

Japanese Society of Cardiovascular 3D-modeling for

medical 3D print

 


  The innovation of medical image and medical diagnostic device, remarkably  improved in daily clinical practice. The three-dimensional (3D) image reconstructed from 2D volume images provides spatial information and the relation of organs in living human body, such as skin, bone, lung, heart, and vessels. Recently, 3D image also allows us for assessing in vivo cardiac structures such as coronary artery, myocardium and valves. The advanced workstation is available for planning of complex cardiac surgery. The technical evolution of recent 3D printer has a potential to increase the new clinical implication of 3D image, which is currently observed with the two-dimensional screen.
 
 The purpose of J3D is to promote the application of 3D model in the medical field. How to create a 3D model from clinical medical image such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance image (MRI) and ultrasound images (US).  
 
 The members of J3D examine all process about preparation, software, workstation, print materials, printing, post-processing and clinical use, for example, preoperative planning of cardiovascular surgery and percutaneous treatment, patient explanation.
 Study group examine the possibility of clinical application of cardiovascular 3Dl model from wide spectrum, and present the results in J3D seminar and other domestic and international meetings.
To suggest the better use of clinical 3D model in daily clinical practice, 
 
Our goals are following
 
(1) Scan technique

 Improvement of optimized imaging technique for 3D printing, such as contrast  medium, scan parameters, and imaging procedure

(2) Modeling technology

 Improvement of application technology, basic knowledge of workstation, and cardiovascular 3D modeling from cardiovascular medical image.

(3) 3D printer technology

The acquisition of knowledge and skills through experience about 3D printer and materials in optimal setting.

(4) 3D model for clinical diagnosis

 Improvement of  clinical diagnosis by 3D model.

(5) 3D model for clinical treatment

The possibility for non-invasive and invasive treatments such as cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular percutaneous treatments.

(6) Information for patients from 3D model

The personalized 3D model for informed consent in clinical setting

(7) Medical education programs

Educational activity for medical staffs and medical students

(8)Academic projects

Study group examine the possibility of clinical application of cardiovascular 3D models and report  findings and results in the J3D seminar and other domestic and international conference.