The Duke 3D Printing Lab offers unique research and educational experiences for surgical trainees. The lab has many printers that can be accessed remotely from anywhere and higher-end printers located just next to the Duke Medicine Pavilion. Additionally, the lab has state-of-the-art software and a partnership with the multi-D lab for help with segmentation, which is the process of picking out particular areas of anatomical interest for printing.
The 3D Printing Lab currently has multiple active areas of investigation, including cardiac prints for congenital abnormalities and left atrial appendage occlusion devices, aortic prints for valve replacement and aneurism repair, and prints of the facial skeleton for plate sizing during traumatic fracture repair, among many others.
"We are always open to new resident ideas, and I’m happy to work with residents and personally teach them how to work their way through the 3D printing process."
-Tawfiq Khoury, MD, Resident, Duke Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Tawfiq Khoury, MD
Resident, Duke Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Layer by Layer, 3D Printing Improves Patient Care at Duke