Dr. Mike

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  1. I was recently asked this question and I am sharing the answer with the group in hopes that somebody will find it helpful. Question: "I am a teacher at a High School in Arizona, we recently built a FAB LAB (digital fabrication facility) and are interested in starting a medical imaging class/club. We have several medical professionals, Dentist, Orthopedic Surgeon, General Practice, Physical Therapist and Medical researchers, who are interested in volunteering in to help with this program. Our goal is twofold, one to increase student interest in pursuing medical professions and two to give students an avenue for employment in the emerging 3D medical imaging field. Ultimately our goal would be to have a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program where students could graduate with some sort of certificate indicating competency. My question is, are there recommended training/certification programs that we need to consider and implement? What are your recommendations for us moving forward with this program. Any information you could provide would be appreciated." Answer: " Hello ______ Just to clarify, are you talking about medical 3D Printing? If so, there is currently no such certification program in this technology. One basic requirement is an understanding of medical imaging technologies, so I would say a bare minimum to do medical 3D printing would be a certification as a CT or MRI technologist, which have established training pathways for post-secondary education. Here is a link. https://study.com/ct_technician.html You would then have to obtain experience with 3D printing, of which there is no formal pathway. Of course, you can obtain greater imaging expertise as a radiologist, which is 4 years of med school and 6 of residency and fellowship after college. Again, there is still no formal pathway for the actual 3D printing component of this. Hope this helps."
  2. Removing Artifacts/Scatters in Dental Area

    If you already have artifact in your scan you will have to manually remove it. If you have to opportunity to re-scan, you can use metal reduction techniques on a dual-source CT scanner to minimize the artifact. Sorry, but metal artifact is a real problem and there is no easy way to get rid of it.
  3. making guides

    Here is a freeware tutorial I wrote for a presentation at RSNA. In it, I discuss the latest information from the FDA on when it is OK to use non-FDA reviewed software.
  4. Great to meet you too! Thanks for contributing to the 3D printing community!
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    CTA Head Neck for RSNA workshop - stl file processed


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  7. trouble with shrinkwrap loop.txt

    If you are trying to 3D print a foot, I would just use the democratiz3D service to automatically create it in about 10 minutes. Click the democratiz3D link in the top nav menu. It will create a foot for you in a jiffy. No need to mess around with code anymore!
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    CTA Head Neck for RSNA 2017 Open-Source Workshop - stl file processed


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    CTA head for video tutorial


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