3D Printing Special Interest Group
3D printing for patient care crosses all subspecialties of medicine, with radiology at the intersection. As such, radiologists play an important role in developing medical applications for this technology. Join RSNA’s 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG) to promote this growing specialty and add value to your membership by joining this engaged community.
As a member of the SIG, you will:
- Help promote 3D printing for medical applications via education, research and collaboration
- Provide physicians and allied health scientists with optimized education and research programs
- Assist in developing quality standards for 3D printing
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SIG member benefits
The SIG provides its members:
- Education and increased exposure to uses of 3D printing in the radiology community
- A secure network for communicating and sharing files
- 3D printing-related educational programming and networking opportunities at the RSNA annual meeting
How to join
RSNA members in good standing may call the RSNA Membership Department at 1-877-776-2636 to add 3D Printing SIG participation to their membership for a fee of $40 per year.
Not eligible for RSNA membership? You are still able to join the 3D Printing SIG as a SIG Affiliate Member (PDF).
2020 SIG leadership
Chair: Peter Liacouras, PhD
Vice-chair: Adnan Sheikh, MD
Secretary: Andy Christensen, BS
Treasurer: Nicole Wake, PhD
About 3D printing
3D printing is the creation of a tangible object from a digital file using a 3D printer. Materials such as plastics and gypsum are used to create the final form.
In the clinic, 3D printing plays three major roles: surgical planning, patient-specific simulations and education.
Radiologists and other medical providers will need to master new tools as leaders in the field of imaging. An awareness of this emerging technology will be important for radiologists as it is a direct extension of the images they create.
Would you like to learn more? Explore ways 3D SIG members have helped define radiology's role in the 3D printing explosion, modeled complex pathology for surgical procedures and used 3D printing to advance patient-centered care.
Attend the RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice course
RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice, a three-day course held in Chicago from March 6-8, 2020, offers attendees a unique opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field, learn how 3D printing can advance medical care at their institutions, attend abstract presentations and hands-on sessions, and get updates in clinical applications for musculoskeletal, craniomaxillofacial, congenital heart, genitourinary and other subspecialties. This course is open to all medical professionals. Visit the RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice website to learn more and to register.