Handbook of Surgical Planning and 3D Printing

Handbook of Surgical Planning and 3D Printing

Applications, Integration, and New Directions

1st Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Paolo Gargiulo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908504

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Handbook of Surgical Planning and 3D Printing: Applications, Integration, and New Directions covers 3D printing and surgical planning from clinical, technical and economic points-of-view. This book fills knowledge gaps by addressing: (1) What type of medical images are needed for 3D printing, and for which specific application? (2) What software should be used to process the images, should the software be considered a medical device? (3) Data protection? (4) What are the possible clinical applications and differences in imaging, segmentation, and 3D printing? And finally, (5) What skills, resources, and organization are needed? Sections cover technologies involved in 3D printing in health: data structure, medical images and segmentation, printing materials and 3d printing, 3D printing and Clinical Applications: orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, maxillofacial, orthodontistry, surgical guides, integrating 3D printing Service in Hospitals: infrastructures, competences, organization and cost/benefits, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique insight into a technological process and its applications
  • Heps readers find answers to practical and technical questions concerning 3D printing and surgical planning
  • Presents deep insights into new directions of 3D printing in healthcare and related emerging applications such as bioprinting, biocompatible materials and metal printing for custom-made prosthetic design


Students and Professionals in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Engineering, Medical doctors, Surgeons, radiologists and Health care administrators

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I: 3D printing in healthcare

    1. State of the art in 3D printing
    2. Imaging modalities and parameters for 3DP
    3. From medical images to 3D model: processing and segmentation

    SECTION II: Surgical planning applications

    4. 20 years of 3D printing in surgical planning of distraction osteogenesis
    5. 3D printing to advance neurosurgery planning
    6. Heart surgery: septal defect
    7. 3D printing in dentistry
    8. Laser sintering in dentistry

    SECTION III: Clinical implementation of 3DP service

    9. How to make a 3D printing service available for a hospital
    10. Legal and regulatory implications of 3D printing in surgery

    SECTION IV: New directions and future applications

    11. 3D-printed anatomical phantoms
    12. Future solutions for osteoarthritis using 3D bioprinting of articular cartilage
    13. 3D printing in tissue engineering: design of bioreactor systems
    14. Implantable 3D-printed devices—technologies and applications
    15. New directions for preoperative planning: further impact from current and future 3D technologies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 466
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908504

About the Editor

Paolo Gargiulo

Paolo Gargiulo is a Full Professor and works at the Centre of Medical Technology at Reykjavik University/University Hospital Landspitali. He studied at TU Wien and finished his Ph.D. in 2008. Paolo interests and expertise are mostly in Medical Image processing, Neuroengineering, 3-D printing, and Medical technologies. He developed a 3D-Printing service at Landspitali to support surgical planning with over 200 operations planned with a significant impact on the Icelandic health care system. He currently cooperates with institutions in Italy and the UK to establish similar infrastructures. Paolo has been the director of the Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering and the Icelandic center of Neurophysiology since December 2013. He also manages the Center of Medical Technology at the University Hospital Landspitali/ Reykjavik University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Centre of Medical Technology, Reykjavik University/University Hospital Landspitali, Iceland

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  • Francesco M. Fri Mar 03 2023


    this book will provide an important overview of the most important applications of 3D printing in medicine and dentistry. it is a fantastic project and i look forward to read it!

  • Sandra Wed Oct 19 2022

    Very helpful

    I am a student at the University in Reykjavík and i have to say that this is absolutely going to save me during the exams. Thank You Paolo❣️