Rapid prototyping is quickly gaining utility in various complex forms of CHD. In properly selected cases, these printed models provide detailed anatomical understanding that help guide potential surgical and cardiac catheterisation interventions. We present a case of a tunnel-like ventricular septal defect referred for surgical repair, where the decision to obtain a three-dimensional printed model helped in better understanding of the anatomy, leading to delaying, and hopefully avoiding altogether, surgical repair. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Thamtheerasathian, Lerchart, Choemprayong, Songphan, Teerathammongkol, Pimpaporn, and Srisatriyanon, Siwalai
Art Libraries Journal; Oct2018, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p175-184, 10p
ART centers, CREATIVE ability, THAIS, COLLECTION development in libraries, and LIBRARY resources
During the move to a new location in 2016-2017, the headquarters of Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) in Bangkok applied a service design approach to devise and deploy new and improved services. Applying a case study approach, this article reports the TCDC experience in adopting a service design approach in its library function at the TCDC Resource Center. The initiative aimed to create a new service blueprint as well as to implement new and updated services to meet ever-changing user needs. It is expected that service design will increase the user satisfaction level, which will lead to an increasing number of members and visitors, as well as promote revisits and brand loyalty. The process included developing empathy, service ideation, prototyping, and testing. As a result, several new and updated services were introduced and implemented both in the physical space and online. As an iterative process, the design team has also provided multiple channels to receive feedback from users both directly and indirectly to ensure continuous improvement of its services and products. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Valverde, Israel, Gomez, Gorka, Gonzalez, Antonio, Suarez-Mejias, Cristina, Adsuar, Alejandro, Coserria, Jose Felix, Uribe, Sergio, Gomez-Cia, Tomas, and Hosseinpour, Amir Reza
Cardiology in the Young; Apr2015, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p698-704, 7p
CONGENITAL heart disease, SURGERY, MAGNETIC resonance imaging, HEART abnormalities, and MEDICINE
Purpose: To explore the use of three-dimensional patient-specific cardiovascular models using rapid prototyping techniques (fused deposition modelling) to improve surgical planning in patients with complex congenital heart disease. Description: Rapid prototyping techniques are used to print accurate three-dimensional replicas of patients' cardiovascular anatomy based on magnetic resonance images using computer-aided design systems. Models are printed using a translucent polylactic acid polymer. Evaluation: As a proof of concept, a model of the heart of a 1.5-year-old boy with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis was constructed to help planning the surgical correction. The cardiac model allowed the surgeon to evaluate the location and dimensions of the ventricular septal defect as well as its relationship with the aorta and pulmonary artery. Conclusions: Cardiovascular models constructed by rapid prototyping techniques are extremely helpful for planning corrective surgery in patients with complex congenital malformations. Therefore they may potentially reduce operative time and morbi-mortality. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Art Libraries Journal; Jul2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p40-45, 6p
INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Art, ART research, ART history education, and ART -- Bibliographies
The article discusses the collaboration between the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and OCLC Research as a part of the Future of Art Bibliography initiative (FAB) to create a prototype of an effective art history research system. Images of the prototype using the WorldCat database are provided and the benefits of prototyping, including the generation of ideas for functional parameters and technological methodologies, are discussed.
Cardiology in the Young; May2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 15 Issue S2, p29-29, 1/2p
CARDIAC imaging, RIGHT heart ventricle, PULMONARY artery, PATIENTS, DIAGNOSTIC imaging, and HEART valve diseases
The article investigates whether the 3D models of the right ventricular outflow tract and pulmonary artery can improve patient selection for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI). Significant pulmonary valvular heart disease can now sometimes be treated with PPVI. The selection of patients for PPVI is dependent on the 3D anatomy and size of the right ventricular outflow tract and pulmonary trunk/conduit. The 3D rapid prototyping is a novel, inexpensive method of model building that allows for complete appreciation of the 3D anatomy. This study indicates that such models can be used to select patients for PPVI more accurately than 3D magnetic resonance images.