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Advanced 3D Printing Elective

UCSF educators, researchers, and practitioners are using 3D printed anatomical models as tools for preoperative planning, simulation, and intraoperative visualization. Students enrolled in the Anatomy 171.10 Advanced 3D Printing for Health Science Students elective are matched with a UCSF faculty or researcher to produce a 3D printed project used for patient education, simulation, or research.

For faculty

UCSF faculty can submit project proposals for the Advanced 3D Printing elective related to patient education, simulation, or research. See the project section below for examples of 3D printed projects. Below are expectations for projects:

  • Faculty agree to meet with the student collaborator at least once per week throughout the duration of the project.
  • 3D printers are available at no cost in the Makers Lab. Makers Lab will recommend other UCSF departments with more sophisticated 3D printers when appropriate (faculty will incur costs).
  • The Makers Lab will provide up to $100 in 3D printing materials for projects. Material costs exceeding $100 must be provided by faculty’s department (e.g., 3D print consumables, silicone).
  • Software used is free, but limitations on clinical use based on FDA regulations.
  • Makers Lab staff are available for consultations with student on software and 3D printing.

Submit a project proposal, and a staff or faculty member will follow-up with you soon after. Contact the Makers Lab with questions about the Advanced 3D Printing elective.

For students

Participate

Projects

Peri-Mortem Cesarean Model

Dr. Jeanne Noble, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine
Description: 3D printed model for simulation of peri-mortem cesarean delivery to be used by emergency department residents and faculty.
Completion date: Winter 2022
Keywords: simulation

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Thorax Model

Dr. Jillian Mongelluzzo, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine
Description: Proof of concept 3D printed thorax model with silicone to simulate chest tubes, pericardiocentesis, thoracentesis, and potentially a thoracotomy for trainees rotating through the emergency department.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation

open

Anesthesia Simulation Models

Dr. Matthias Braehler, UCSF Department of Clinical Anesthesia
Description: 3D printed model of the brachial plexus and neighboring vessels, muscles, and bones to teach regional anesthesia and simulate peripheral nerve blocks.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation

open

Airway Models

Dr. Kayla Enriquez, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine
Description: 3D printed model of the airway including the partial face (intact nose, mouth, oropharynx) extending all the way down through the neck, thorax, and the stomach, including the esophagus, trachea and partial bronchial tree. The model would be used to simulate oral endotracheal intubation.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation

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Hip Joint Model

Dr. Eugene Huo, UCSF Department of Radiology
Description: 3D printed hip joint model with realistic joint space, soft tissue structures, and relevant blood vessels to facilitate procedural training.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation, surgery preparation, image-guided intervention

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Foot Model

Dr. Lan Chen, UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery
Description: 3D printed foot model that illustrates a specific metatarsal osteotomy for bunion correction to facilitate patient education.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: surgery preparation, patient education

open

Vasculature Network Model

Dr. Christoph Kirst, UCSF Department of Anatomy
Description: 3D printed vasculature network model for training and research purposes.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: surgery preparation, research

open

Lumbar Puncture Model

Dr. Gerald Hsu, UCSF Division of Hematology and Oncology
Description: 3D printed spine model for simulating lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation

open

Neuroanatomy Model

Dr. Gravano, UCSF Fresno Department of Neurology
Description: 3D printed brain model with views of gross and detailed anatomy of neural systems and neuro vasculature to facilitate patient and trainee education.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: patient education, trainee education

open

Traumatic Brain Injury Model

Dr. Ed Amorim, UCSF Department of Neurologyy
Description: 3D printed head and brain models to illustrate increased intracranial pressure to facilitate patient counselling and procedural training for neurology and neurosurgery residents.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: surgery preparation, simulation

open

Congenital Cleft Lip Model

Dr. Jordan Virbalas, UCSF Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Description: 3D printed cleft lip model to simulate surgical repair to revolutionize how to teach residents this skill.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation

in-progress

Bronchoscopy and Airway Models

Dr. Christopher Leba, UCSF Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, & Sleep Medicine
Description: 3D printed tracheobronchial models to facilitate learning of the relevant anatomy and simulate bronchoscopy.
Completion date: Spring 2022
Keywords: simulation, surgery preparation, patient education, research

in-progress

Bronchoscopy and Airway Models

Dr. Marilynn Chan, UCSF Department of Pediatrics
Description: 3D printed model of the pediatric airway anatomy to simulate bronchoscopies.
Completion date: June 2022
Keywords: simulation, surgery preparation, patient education

in-progress

Pediatric Larynx Models

Dr. Jordan Virbalas, UCSF Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Description: 3D printed mold used to create a silicone model of the pediatric larynx extending from the supraglottic structures (epiglottis, aryepiglottic folds, arytenoids) to the subglottis. The model would be used for procedural training.
Completion date: TBD
Keywords: simulation

in-progress

Rheumatology Simulation Model

Dr. Sara Sani, UCSF Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Rheumatology
Description: 3D printed phantom of the glenohumeral joint for fluoroscopic-guided shoulder arthrography for UCSF residents. 
Completion date: Spring 2021
Keywords: medicine, simulation, anatomy education, rheumatology, partial task trainer prep

In-progress

Bone Marrow Biopsy Simulation Model

Dr. Gerald Hsu, UCSF Division of Hematology and Oncology
Description: 3D printed and silicone bone marrow biopsy partial-task trainer for UCSF fellows. 
Completion date: July 2020
Keywords: medicine, simulation, anatomy education, bone marrow biopsy, partial-task trainer

Complete