A 22-year old female patient was diagnosed with a tumor in the area of the left pelvis. The tumor was specified as Ewing’s sarcoma. The medical team decided to perform a surgery to remove it.

Hospital: Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Surgeons: Dr. Abhijeet Salunke and Dr. Mayur Kamani, orthopedic onco-surgeons
3D Print: The model was prepared by Dr. Suresh Ludhwani, radiologist and 3D printing specialist, IDDS & Oroscan.

The Role of 3D Printing

The purpose of the model was to study the patient’s anatomy and to do the mock surgery on it. Rhino3DMedical is a very user-friendly software with very self-explanatory actions. I have been using many software but I found this one to be very specific and accurate. The best part was that it gives you freedom to adjust the threshold and edit the model at the same time.

– Explains Dr. Ludhwani.

Picture of the patient-specific 3D print

Picture of the patient-specific 3D print: The area affected by the tumor has been manually colored (red).

The 3D model was printed with an FDM Ultimaker desktop 3D printer using a very affordable PLA filament.

Tutorial

Learn how to create a patient-specific 3D-printable model of the pelvis with Rhino3DMedical.