Welcome to the 3D Clinical Applications Division of the University of South Florida’s Department of Radiology! We perform a wide range of services which include advanced 3D visualization, 3D

Dr. Summer Decker

Printing and Simulation. The process of 3D printing allows us to take virtual 3D models and bring them into the tangible real world.

The USF Department of Radiology has several 3D printers covering a variety of 3D printing technologies. The team is nationally recognized as leaders in the field and has won numerous awards for their clinical printing work including the Canon Medical Systems & AHRA’s “Putting Patients First Award” and the Radiology Partners Research Institute (RPRI)’s Research Grant. They hold numerous patents for the medical devices they have developed with their clinical partners. The team also consults across the US for hospitals on establishing 3D medical teams in radiology departments. In addition to their numerous publications in the field, they are regular keynote speakers at radiology and tech innovation conferences for how to incorporate 3D technologies into your clinical practice.

Advanced Visualization

Whether it is to assist with pre-surgical planning, patient education, or student education, the ability to clearly see structures of clinical interest is critical for positive outcomes. By utilizing the different imaging modalities, we are able to produce more sophisticated visuals of relevant anatomy and pathology. By doing so, we are able to provide pictures, movies and interactive 3D files that are readily understandable.

3D Printing

Dr. Jonathan Ford

Our team can provide modeling and printing of anatomical structures as well as the design and print of surgical cutting guides. We are able to combine multiple modalities to create detailed models for your clinical practice. With a suite of different printers available, they are able to find the right solution for your needs. As of July 1, 2019, 3D printing has billing codes within radiology. USF’s 3D medical team is part of the ACR-RSNA 3D Printing Registry which is working nationally to further establish the field as a clinical service line for radiology departments.

Recent News

  1. Open science takes on the coronavirus pandemic
  2. As pressure grows to reopen economy, a scramble to make nasal swabs for coronavirus testing leads to 3D printers
  3. Summer Decker Covers USF’s 3D Swab Project – iHeartRadio
  4. Doctors hope 3-D printed nasal swabs will help address COVID-19 testing supply shortage
  5. With Medical Equipment in Short Supply, 3-D Printing Steps Up in Coronavirus Crisis
  6. USF Touting Teamwork To Create 3D Swabs For COVID-19 Testing
  7. USF Health Creates 3D-printed Nasal Swabs for COVID-19 Testing
  8. USF Ingenuity Tackles COVID-19 Test Swab Shortage
  9. Healthcare, tech industries team up to create 3D printed nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing
  10. USF may have an answer to coronavirus testing shortage: 3-D printed nasal swabs
  11. USF Health helps create 3D printed nasal swabs for coronavirus testing
  12. 3D printing could be the solution to the COVID-19 test kit shortage
  13. USF Health, Northwell Health, Tampa General Hospital and Formlabs Join Forces to Create 3D Printed Nasal Swabs to Test for COVID-19
  14. Doctors use 3-D printed hearts to test procedures before surgery
  15. USF Health radiology team helps advance clinical medicine with anatomically precise 3D prints
  16. At Tampa General Hospital, 3-D printers are removing guesswork for doctors and patients
  17. USF Health Radiology Team Wins National Award For Using 3D Modeling In Clinical Care
  18. Sloth benefits from unlikely interprofessional team at USF Health, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  19. USF Health Radiology joins with Florida Aquarium to celebrate recovered sea turtle’s release
  20. USF Health partners with The Florida Aquarium to help diagnose rescued sea turtle, confirm healing
  21. USF Health CAMLS and The Florida Aquarium team up to help injured sea turtle