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Dr. Beth Ripley, Chair of the 3D Printing Advisory Committee at Veterans Health Administration, details how VA hospitals are using 3D Printing technology to improve veterans’ healthcare.

The Veterans Health Administration is using 3D printing to decrease operation time, recovery time, and increase surgical success. The technology’s implementation takes routine CT scans of a patients afflicted area and generates a physical model. Dr. Beth Ripley, Chair of the 3D Printing Advisory Committee at the Veterans Health Administration, says this technology gives doctors more insight going into surgery and veterans more peace of mind prior to their procedure.

“We scan the patient like we normally do and we can produce a heart… you can have it in your hands. Kidney, lungs, you name it.” Dr. Ripley said. “The most important thing is surgeons knowing what they’re going to see before they go in means they aren’t going to be surprised. You don’t want surprises. So, better outcomes, faster surgeries, better results.”

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