Logistics of Three-dimensional Printing: Primer for Radiologists

Taryn Hodgdon, Raman Danrad, Midhir J. Patel, Stacy E. Smith, Michael L. Richardson, David H. Ballard, Sayed Ali, Anthony Paul Trace, Carolynn M. DeBenedectis, Matthew E. Zygmont, Leon Lenchik, Summer J. Decker

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The Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Alliance Task Force on three-dimensional (3D) printing presents a review of the logistic considerations for establishing a clinical service using this new technology, specifically focused on implications for radiology. Specific topics include printer selection for 3D printing, software selection, creating a 3D model for printing, providing a 3D printing service, research directions, and opportunities for radiologists to be involved in 3D printing. A thorough understanding of the technology and its capabilities is necessary as the field of 3D printing continues to grow. Radiologists are in the unique position to guide this emerging technology and its use in the clinical arena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-51
Number of pages12
JournalAcademic radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • 3D modeling
  • 3D printing
  • logistics
  • radiology
  • three-dimensional printing


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