RSNA Introduces 3-D Printing Special Interest Group

In response to breakthrough 3-D printing technology and its implications for radiology, RSNA is proud to introduce a new 3-D Special Interest Group (SIG) to promote the highest quality 3-D printing for medical applications via education, research and collaboration.

The SIG, chaired by Jonathan M. Morris, MD, will focus on maintaining a prominent role for radiologists in this diverse and growing specialty. The group will also seek to provide physicians and allied health scientists with optimized education and research programs.

“As radiologists, we are the leaders in the field of imaging and it is this cross-sectional data that is predominantly used to make patient-specific, life-size 3-D printed models. The radiologists’ role in this endeavor cannot be understated,” Dr. Morris said.

“Today’s radiologic and 3-D printing advancements, coupled with the stark increase in medical 3-D printing research publications, and awareness by medical institutions have led to what can only be described as the perfect time to form a new specialty interest group within RSNA to drive this new subspecialty within forward,” Dr. Morris added.

RSNA members in good standing may simply call the RSNA Membership Department to add 3-D Printing SIG participation to their membership for a fee of $40 per year.

Current RSNA membership is required to join the 3-D Printing SIG. Please call the Membership Department at 1-877-776-2636 to learn more.

Learn more about the 3-D Printing SIG at

The 3-D Printing in Medicine exhibit at RSNA 2016
The 3-D Printing in Medicine exhibit at RSNA 2016 showcased the increasing clinical significance of 3-D printing and its connection to medical imaging, including presentations, posters and a demonstration area.