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Innovation in respiratory therapy and the use of three-dimensional printing for tracheostomy management.

West AJ, Taylor K, Rickey DW - Can J Respir Ther (2015)

Bottom Line: Technological advances have influenced practice patterns and innovation in many health disciplines, including respiratory therapy.Collaborative approaches and knowledge-sharing environments are vital in addressing problems and adopting emerging technology.This article illustrates how the emergence of low-cost three-dimensional printing technology to physically reproduce the results of computed tomography imaging data can provide ways to assess airway abnormalities and symptomology not explained by traditional diagnostic methods.

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Affiliation: College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba;

ABSTRACT
Technological advances have influenced practice patterns and innovation in many health disciplines, including respiratory therapy. Collaborative approaches and knowledge-sharing environments are vital in addressing problems and adopting emerging technology. This article illustrates how the emergence of low-cost three-dimensional printing technology to physically reproduce the results of computed tomography imaging data can provide ways to assess airway abnormalities and symptomology not explained by traditional diagnostic methods.

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Photograph of three-dimensional printed negative model of the tracheal lumen corresponding to the stereolithography data shown inFigure 3. AExtensive anatomical abnormality
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f5-cjrt-51-69: Photograph of three-dimensional printed negative model of the tracheal lumen corresponding to the stereolithography data shown inFigure 3. AExtensive anatomical abnormality

Mentions: The 3D printed model of the tracheal lumen simplified observation of its complex shape. Furthermore, the ability to physically fit the tracheostomy tube into the positive model enabled the team to better determine the most appropriate airway specification relative to the anatomical limitations and other complications. Figures 4, 5 and 6 demonstrate three different models of the trachea that were printed using the 3D printer. These models provided a profound visual aid in understanding the unexpectedly extensive anatomical abnormality of this symptomatic client. An additional strength of 3D printing is that the models may be sliced in any plane before printing, and producing additional copies is simple.


Innovation in respiratory therapy and the use of three-dimensional printing for tracheostomy management.

West AJ, Taylor K, Rickey DW - Can J Respir Ther (2015)

Photograph of three-dimensional printed negative model of the tracheal lumen corresponding to the stereolithography data shown inFigure 3. AExtensive anatomical abnormality
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f5-cjrt-51-69: Photograph of three-dimensional printed negative model of the tracheal lumen corresponding to the stereolithography data shown inFigure 3. AExtensive anatomical abnormality
Mentions: The 3D printed model of the tracheal lumen simplified observation of its complex shape. Furthermore, the ability to physically fit the tracheostomy tube into the positive model enabled the team to better determine the most appropriate airway specification relative to the anatomical limitations and other complications. Figures 4, 5 and 6 demonstrate three different models of the trachea that were printed using the 3D printer. These models provided a profound visual aid in understanding the unexpectedly extensive anatomical abnormality of this symptomatic client. An additional strength of 3D printing is that the models may be sliced in any plane before printing, and producing additional copies is simple.

Bottom Line: Technological advances have influenced practice patterns and innovation in many health disciplines, including respiratory therapy.Collaborative approaches and knowledge-sharing environments are vital in addressing problems and adopting emerging technology.This article illustrates how the emergence of low-cost three-dimensional printing technology to physically reproduce the results of computed tomography imaging data can provide ways to assess airway abnormalities and symptomology not explained by traditional diagnostic methods.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba;

ABSTRACT
Technological advances have influenced practice patterns and innovation in many health disciplines, including respiratory therapy. Collaborative approaches and knowledge-sharing environments are vital in addressing problems and adopting emerging technology. This article illustrates how the emergence of low-cost three-dimensional printing technology to physically reproduce the results of computed tomography imaging data can provide ways to assess airway abnormalities and symptomology not explained by traditional diagnostic methods.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus