Keynote 9 | Sep. 11, 15:50 CEST (09:50 NYC, 21:50 SGP)

Functional and anatomical 3D-printed models for cardiovascular research and education

Professor Francesco Moscato, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Vienna, Austria

Session Chair
Jack Stubbs | Director PD3D Lab, Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida, USA


Modern cardiovascular interventions focus on the reduction of trauma via minimally invasive access and on individualized treatment addressing anatomical and patho-physiologic differences among patients. This focus poses numerous new challenges as interventions often require image guidance, without direct sight, and enhanced preoperative understanding for better planning and navigation. Additionally, medical education needs to be adapted to the better prepare surgeons and interventional cardiologists to these challenges. Both computational and physical models ("patient twins") provide therefore ideal tools for enhanced therapy and education truly at the point-of-care. In this talk examples of anatomical and functional 3D-printed and computational models will be presented that highlight how 3d modeling helps improving cardiovascular therapies.

Prof. Francesco Moscato is Associate Professor at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He has got a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and since then he has gained >15 Years expertise in the investigation and development of cardiovascular devices for diagnostic and therapeutic prupose. More recently his research has focused on medical 3D Printing. Prof. Moscato is Principal Investigator of the Austrian Infrastructure-Project “Additive Manufacturing for M3dical RESearch - M3dRES”. Within this project, medical imaging data is used to develop models for pre-operative planning and development of customized medical devices.