By Wendy Sarubbi | January 25, 2016 1:50 pm

Three-D printer technology developed by College of Medicine cardiac researcher Dr. Dinender Singla is providing greater precision and patient safety for a Orlando pediatric heart surgeon and medical school faculty member Dr. William DeCampli.

Recently, WKMG-TV, Channel 6 reporter/anchor Julie Broughton, visited Dr. Singla’s lab at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. She spoke to the researcher and his students about their work developing 3-D hearts from MRI scans. With that technology, Dr. Singla’s team can provide a personalized 3-D model of a patient’s heart, with its specific blockages or congenital issues.

Dr. DeCampli says the discovery can give surgeons an added perspective before having their patients ever go into the operating room and could improve the surgery process because he would be able to see problems ahead of time and reduce operation times.

Click HERE to watch the video on Local 6 News.


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