Atrial Septal Defect Model for Pre-surgery Planning

- Mar 16, 2018-

Hospital: The first affiliated hospital of XI’AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY

Case: Patients was diagnosed with inferior sinus venous atrial septal defect and badly in need of surgery. Considering her age and poor constitution, doctor suggest interventional occlusion as the best surgery option. While MRI data and two-dimensional CT data is not so illustrative, doctors cannot make sure the position and dimension of defect.

Solution: Atrial septal defect model is 3D printed based on CT data of actual patients. This model reproduces the position and dimension of atrial septal defect, which provide accurate, fast, simple and direct evidence to the selection of occluder and surgery technique.