3D printed heart model
A 14-month old boy needed heart surgery to save his life, as he was born with four heart defects. Doctors at Kosair Children's hospital partnered with University of Louisville physicians and engineers to create a 3D printed model of his heart using images from his CT scan. It was 1.5 times the size of his heart and cost $600 and 20 hours to make. The little boy's heart was repaired with one operation.
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