The project

“Hold in my hands a 3D printed model of the patient’s anatomy, look at it, analyze it from different angles, let me effectively plan and perform surgeries.” Prof Andrea Pietrabissa

Pancreas tumor, kidney cancer, spleen tumor, aortic aneurysm and dissection: these are just some pathologies where 3D printing has an effective impact on surgical operation planning procedure.

The physical model obtained through 3D printing shows all the anatomical features of the region of interest, highlights surgically relevant structures such as vascularization, position and extension of the tumor or lesions. The printed model is intuitive and carries a lot of information, which is very helpful for the surgeon to better understand anatomical relationships, to carefully plan surgical accesses and manoeuvres, thus to adopt an optimal intervention strategy.

In fact, at Policlinico San Matteo of Pavia, the Division of Chirurgia II headed by Prof. Andrea Pietrabissa exploits 3D printed models from patient’s CT images in daily routine: nowadays 50% of pancreatic surgery and 100% of spleen and kidney surgery benefits of 3D printed models. Also the vascular and cardiothoracic surgery Division at Policlinico San Donato are testing the use of our printed models in the decision-making process.

The first step for the creation of an anatomical model to support general and vascular surgery relies on preliminary medical image processing, much more complex than that used in other fields, such as dentistry, where 3D printer is already used in an extensive way. The surgeon provides the patient’s CT or MR images with indications on the anatomical regions of interest; the medical images are then processed to build an anatomical 3D virtual model, subsequently sent to the 3D printer. Such an approach is today explored by our research team in other several fields, as orthopedics and otolaryngology, even though the potential benefits of this technology could have a great impact on different medical areas.

The goal of this initiative is to extend the technology we have developed so far, at present limited to specific scientific collaborations, and make it available for every Medical Institute asking for our support. We want to create an actual integrated tool that helps the surgeon in the planning of procedures like pancreatic, renal, and splenic tumor resections, renal donation, splenectomy, treatment of aortic aneurysm and dissection.

So far, our equipment does not let us implement a real and effective integrated service: We need advanced instruments, enabling faster and cheaper anatomical model creation, and dedicated staff to interact with surgeons.

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http://www.sanmatteo.org/site/home.html
http://www.grupposandonato.it
http://www.unipv.it/compmech/proto-lab.html
http://www.unipv.it/compmech/
http://www.unipv.it/compmech/PSA_additive.html
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbuPu16F7DAuqSEX63agXyA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hnGY_mP0c8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltrq3Rwi8Dw

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Goals

We set three different targets with increasing impact:

Initial target: 40.000€

Pilot service for the local community (dedicated 3D printer, printing materials, and part-time personnell)

Intermediate target: 70.000€

Regional service (dedicated 3D printer, printing materials, and full-time personnell)

Final target: 120.000€

National/international service (more performing dedicated 3D printer, printing materials, and full-time personnell)

Depending on the obtained funding, we plan to increase the user base, leading to the creation of a reference center.

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Rewards

Donations over 200 €

3D printed keychain to be chosen from the following list:

- Universitiamo logo

- supporting company logo/ supporter initials

- 3D heart

The supporter may request direct shipment or pick up the gadget during our scheduled open-lab days.

Donations over 2000 € (only back transfer)

- 3D printing of an anatomical model from CT images given by the supporter

- Supporter name or company logo on the Universitiamo webpage

Team

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Ferdinando Auricchio

Prof. | Founder

Ferdinando Auricchio

Prof. | Founder

Professor of Mechanics of Solids, vice-president of European Community of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), Member of the “Additive Manufacturing” Thematic Group Steering Committee (Lombardy Association for Intelligent Industry)

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Andrea Pietrabissa

Prof.

Andrea Pietrabissa

Prof.

Professor and Head of the Complex Structure of General Surgery 2 at Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia, renowned specialist of robotic surgery and new technologies.

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Santi Trimarchi

Prof.

Santi Trimarchi

Prof.

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the IRCCS San Donato (MI) and head of the Thoracic Aortic Diseases Research Centre.

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Carlo De Vincentiis

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Carlo De Vincentiis

Prof.

Heart surgeon at IRCCS San Donato (MI)

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Michele Conti

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Michele Conti

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33 years old, Assistant Professor, current president of the Italian Chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB).

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Simone Morganti

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Simone Morganti

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31 years old, Assistant professor, winner of the PhD Olympiads 2012 organized by ECCOMAS, in 2011 Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Stefania Marconi

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Stefania Marconi

Dott.

27 years old, biomedical engineer, PhD Student in Experimental Surgery on the topic of 3D printing in medicine.

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Gianluca Alaimo

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Gianluca Alaimo

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38 years old, mechanical engineer, Master's Degree in biomedical and biomechanics engineering, PhD Student in Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials on the topic of 3D printing.

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Mauro Ferraro

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Mauro Ferraro

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28 years old, biomedical engineer, Post-Doc in Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials on the topic of biomechanics.

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Chiara Trentin

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Chiara Trentin

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28 years old, biomedical engineer, PhD Student in Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials on the topic of medical image processing.

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Alessandro Reali

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Alessandro Reali

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38 years old, Associate Professor of Mechanics of Solids, ISI Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, recipient of the IACM “John Argyris” Award, of the ECCOMAS “O.C. Zienkiewicz” Award, and of the TUM-IAS “Fischer” Fellowship. Complete CV

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