Today, 3D printing is being used for everything from jewelry creation to producing food.
But the ways in which Dr. Frank Rybicki and the University of Cincinnati Department of Radiology are using the technology are directly impacting the way patients receive care at UC Health, improving their experiences and overall outcomes.
Rybicki, professor in the department, came to UC this year with a decade of medical 3D-printing experience under his belt.
He was part of the team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, both located in Boston, Massachusetts, that used 3D models for the first U.S. full face transplant in 2011.
"I immediately realized that 3D printing was going to be a game changer for radiology and medicine as a whole,” he says.