• Medical Innovation

    Tomorrow’s Cure: How 3D printing is used in medicine

How does it feel for a patient to see her tumor in 3D form, or for another to hold his heart in his hands? Find out how 3D printing is used to provide a new and innovative perspective on medicine in a new Tomorrow's Cure podcast episode.

Featured experts on this week's episode include Dr. Jonathan Morris, a diagnostic radiologist at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Beth Ripley from the Veterans Health Administration's Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning.

"One of the most impactful things we're doing with 3D printing in healthcare is bringing patients imaging anatomy back into the three-dimensional space, so a patient may walk into their surgeon's office and be faced with the opportunity to hold their own heart, their own kidney, their own blood vessel in their hand, and to be able to really look at the anatomy and understand what is wrong, what needs to be fixed, how they're going to do it and why," says Dr. Ripley.

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a 3D model is worth a thousand pictures," says Dr. Morris.

"Tomorrow's Cure," is a podcast that will highlight medical innovations transforming healthcare and feature the visionaries who make them possible. The podcast is free on all significant on-demand audio platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music. Episodes also will feature a video component, which can be viewed on Mayo Clinic's YouTube channel.

The first season comprises eight episodes, with seasons 2 and 3 set to resume in early 2025. To learn more and to see the complete list of episode topics and featured experts, visit tomorrowscure.com.

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