3D Printing a Spine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

    Sasha Betz, a 10-year-old patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was able to hold a 3D model of her spine, thanks to St. Louis’ own 3D Medical Printing Center. Located at the BJC Institute of Health on the Washington University Medical Center campus, the center is able to print patient-specific 3D models based on X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans. These models are used to help doctors and patients, like Sasha, prepare for surgery.