3D Heart Models Helping Doctors and Patients' Families - Cincinnati Children's Blog

3D Heart Models Helping Doctors and Patients’ Families

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s are using advanced imaging technology to create three-dimensional models of patients’ hearts to assist surgeons before complicated procedures.

To date, they’ve created more than 20 heart models for planning purposes. The 3D models also give parents a better understanding of the heart.

“Our families love having the ability to see what their kids’ hearts and what their babies’ hearts look like,” said Dr. Ryan Moore, an Advanced Pediatric Cardiology Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s. “Especially during the process when the surgeon is talking to them about the procedure, it really helps them to understand exactly what we’re going to do.”

Cincinnati Children’s also has developed Heartpedia, an app available for Android and iOS (like iPad and iPhone) devices that educates families about the heart.

You can read more about the app and the use of 3D models on WCPO.com.

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