Being committed to ensure the highest quality in education and medicine, Near East University continues to realize the firsts via high-end devices. Near East University 3D Laboratory and Near East University Hospital collaborated on medical uses of three-dimensional printing. Within this frame, a human skull model has produced by using 3D printing method. Thus, Near East University 3D laboratory and Near East University Hospital have jointly realized another significant work regarding 3D printing for medical applications. 3D printing in medical applications is increasingly expanding and expected to revolutionize medicine and relevant fields.
From medical imaging data to 3D printed model…
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the process of generating 3D printed anatomical models from medical imaging data continues. It was stated that Near East University 3D Laboratory along with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bahar Kaymakamzade, from the Faculty of Medicine Department of Neurology, extracted the surface of human head from computed tomography (CT) medical imaging of brain and fabricated an identical 3D printed model of human skull by using three-dimensional technology.
Anatomical models have a significant role in medical training and research. In order to facilitate training and provide physical interaction with model, this newly produced 3D human skull model has already brought into use of students involved in electro-neurophysiology (ENP) program. It was stated that this 3D printed skull provided students with opportunity to carry out unlimited number of experiments going beyond theoretical knowledge.
Participating in the 3rd Congress of European Academy of Neurology that held in Amsterdam in June 2017 and attended by more than 6000 neurologists not only from Europe but also from all over the world, neurologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bahar Kaymakamzade made an oral presentation on “3D printed skull model in EEG training” and addressed the educational experience of Near East University.
In the presentation, educational and medical applications for three-dimensional printing, the steps of 3D modeling and the activities in NEU 3D laboratories were explained to the attending body via images and videos.
In her presentation, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bahar Kaymakamzade underlined that physicians, scholar researchers and engineers worked collaboratively in NEU 3D labs, which are unique and first of their kinds in our country, and produced customized prosthetics, implants, anatomical models, surgical tools as well as materials for studies on experimental animals.