Session ID: 

3D Print and VR: Improving Surgical Outcomes and Informed Consent

11:30am - 12:30pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Hospitals are recognizing the role of 3D Print in conjunction with extended reality technologies such as VR. The technological potential- seeing the traditionally unseen and interacting with anatomy without harming a patient- afforded by 3D printing and VR is straightforward. This added information yields better-informed surgical and interventional procedures. Furthermore, by using easier to digest anatomical names in combination with a patient’s own anatomical model, clinicians can better impart the critical information for true informed consent so that patients and families can understand dense medical terms associated with diagnoses and procedures. VR and 3D Print at the point of care provide surgeons and interventionalists an opportunity to review and in some cases practice on patient specific anatomy. This specific translation from DICOM imaging to 3D printed anatomical models and VR translates to faster optimal surgeries with less risk of infection and quicker recovery.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe evidence-based measurable patient outcomes applying 3D printing at the point of care and virtual reality from studies completed by Mayo Clinic and Rady Children's Hospital San Diego to reduce surgery times and thereby lowering the risk of infection
  • Compare and contrast the applications of 3D printing at the point of care versus virtual reality with appropriate reimbursement models
  • Display through multiple studies how 3D printing and virtual reality has the potential to measure improved patient comprehension in informed consent for surgical procedures


Mayo Clinic,
HP Inc.
Director of the 3D Innovations Lab,
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego...
Sr. Vice-President and System Chief Information Officer,
Rush University Medical Center


Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Physician or Physician’s Assistant