Sevastopol State University Will Use 3d Printers for the Medical Industry of the City
Sevastopol State University has purchased 3d printers that can be used in various branches of medicine”, said Yuri Avdeev, a Docent at the Department of Instrument Systems and the Automation of Technological Processes. “Great interest arose among urologists. They want us to print kidney stones from MRI and CT scans: the doctor must present their configuration before surgery. We can do this”, he said and according to him, a proposal for cooperation came from the Oncology Center as they would like to print some tools using a 3D printer. “You can print dentures used to move the spine.
As well as bridges for dentistry and analogues of braces. An MRI scan of the jaw with a malocclusion is sufficient for this”, he addedNow, university employees are mastering the technology of working with the printer (printing modes, temperature conditions of materials), and are also exploring the plastics used (6-7 of them). All these techniques are widely used in the West, but in Russia they are only in some clinics in Moscow.
The State Budgetary Healthcare Institution of Sevastopol ‘Medical Information and Analytical Center’ expects fruitful cooperation with the university not only in terms of using 3D printers, but to provide staff for new medical institutions in the city. In addition to doctors, today Sevastopol healthcare needs engineers, IT specialists, and other professionals, whose training is now being carried out at Sevastopol State University.
“Printers will make it possible to make the work of doctors more convenient in the future - for example, it will be possible to simulate certain situations during surgical interventions and develop skills that will be useful in further practice. The range of application of the printers may be wider. In addition, we will need new personnel - this requires a large-scale update of the material and technical base of healthcare, which is already ongoing in Sevastopol. To work in hospitals and clinics will require not only doctors and nurses, but also workers in technical specialties said Andrei Ivanov, the Deputy Director of the center.