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Video and Photo Release -- 3D-Printed HeartPrint(R) Model Helps 16-Year-Old Heart Tumor Patient
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It's devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson Bradley was only three. Over the next several years, Bradley had to undergo several open heart surgeries including having a defibrillator implanted to protect him from sudden cardiac death. Recently, he found himself back at
Dr. Michael Taylor, Director of Advanced Imaging at
The model also allowed Bradley and his family to better understand his unique anatomy. "I always thought my tumor was the size of a quarter and didn't realize how large it was until I saw the [Materialise] model. It's one of the coolest things I've seen by far. I'm looking forward to showing my friends." Bradley, now 16-years-old, is making the most of his condition and continues to be active in sports, with friends and in his church.
"I think 3D Printing will clinically take us to the next generation of imaging. This is our future," said Dr. David Morales, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at
Building on the success of this case, Materialise's mission is to bring 3D Printing direct to clinicians and help more cases like Bradley in the future.
For more information on HeartPrint, visit www.biomedical.materialise.com/heartprint.
For more information about Materialise, visit: www.materialise.com.