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3d urology

Steven P Rowe, Michael A Gorin, Mohamad E Allaf, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
The ability to create 3D renderings from multi-detector CT data enables a global overview of complex anatomy and disease processes which can be difficult to appreciate on 2D images. As such, 3D CT has become an invaluable adjunct for diagnosis and treatment planning of many urologic conditions. A newly available method of 3D visualization, known as cinematic rendering, uses a complex lighting model to create photorealistic images and holds promise for improved discrimination of tumors and cancer staging in genitourinary imaging...
February 27, 2018: Urology
Berat Cem Özgür, Ali Ayyıldız
Three-dimensional (3D) printings are gaining a place in a variety of the medical sectors. With applications in urogenital diseases, 3D printing is a new tool that present difficulties at stages of imaging, planning, and carry out therapeutic interventions. In this review we tried to find answers to the questions that come to mind on this new topic by empasizing the suitable 3D printing models in urology, their clinical usage, and the limitations.
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
Steven M Monda, Jonathan R Weese, Barrett G Anderson, Joel M Vetter, Ramakrishna Venkatesh, Kefu Du, Gerald L Andriole, Robert S Figenshau
OBJECTIVE: To provide a training tool to address the technical challenges of robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, we created silicone renal tumor models using 3-dimensional printed molds of a patient's kidney with a mass. In this study, we assessed the face, content, and construct validity of these models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgeons of different training levels completed 4 simulations on silicone renal tumor models. Participants were surveyed on the usefulness and realism of the model as a training tool...
February 5, 2018: Urology
Marc Colaco, Daniel A Igel, Anthony Atala
3D printing is an evolving technology that enables the creation of unique organic and inorganic structures with high precision. In urology, the technology has demonstrated potential uses in both patient and clinician education as well as in clinical practice. The four major techniques used for 3D printing are inkjet printing, extrusion printing, laser sintering, and stereolithography. Each of these techniques can be applied to the production of models for education and surgical planning, prosthetic construction, and tissue bioengineering...
February 6, 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
Ilaria Jansen, Marit Lucas, C Dilara Savci-Heijink, Sybren L Meijer, Henk A Marquering, Daniel M de Bruin, Patricia J Zondervan
Due to the growing field of digital pathology, more and more digital histology slides are becoming available. This improves the accessibility, allows teleconsultations from specialized pathologists, improves education, and might give urologist the possibility to review the slides in patient management systems. Moreover, by stacking multiple two-dimensional (2D) digital slides, three-dimensional volumes can be created, allowing improved insight in the growth pattern of a tumor. With the addition of computer-aided diagnosis systems, pathologist can be guided to regions of interest, potentially reducing the workload and interobserver variation...
February 2, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Yu G Alyaev, E S Sirota, E A Bezrukov, D N Fiev, M D Bukatov, A V Letunovskii, I Sh Byadretdinov
AIM: To evaluate the possibility of using 3D-printing in the management of patients with localized kidney cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised five patients with localized kidney cancer who were treated at the Urology Clinic of the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University from January 2016 to April 2017. Along with the standard examination, the patients underwent multispiral computed tomography (MSCT) to produce patient-specific 3D-printed models of the kidney tumors using 3D modeling and 3D printing...
December 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Todd G Manning, Jonathan S O'Brien, Daniel Christidis, Marlon Perera, Jasamine Coles-Black, Jason Chuen, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: Three-dimensional (3D) printing was invented in 1983 but has only just begun to influence medicine and surgery. Conversion of digital images into physical models demonstrates promise to revolutionize multiple domains of surgery. In the field of uro-oncology, researchers and clinicians have recognized the potential of this technology and are working towards making it an integral part of urological practice. We review current literature regarding 3D printing and other 3D technology in the field of urology...
January 25, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Nereo Vettoretto, Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Alberto Arezzo, Roberto Cirocchi, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Giuseppe Currò, Domenico Marchi, Giuseppe Portale, Chiara Gerardi, Umberto Nocco, Michele Tringali, Gabriele Anania, Micaela Piccoli, Gianfranco Silecchia, Mario Morino, Andrea Valeri, Emauele Lettieri
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional view in laparoscopic general, gynaecologic and urologic surgery is an efficient, safe and sustainable innovation. The present paper is an extract taken from a full health technology assessment report on three-dimensional vision technology compared with standard two-dimensional laparoscopic systems. METHODS: A health technology assessment approach was implemented in order to investigate all the economic, social, ethical and organisational implications related to the adoption of the innovative three-dimensional view...
January 24, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Francesco Porpiglia, Riccardo Bertolo, Enrico Checcucci, Daniele Amparore, Riccardo Autorino, Prokar Dasgupta, Peter Wiklund, Ashutosh Tewari, Evangelos Liatsikos, Cristian Fiori
PURPOSE: To test the face and content validity of 3D virtual-rendered printed models used before robot-assisted prostate cancer and nephron-sparing surgery. METHODS: Patients who underwent live surgery during an international urological meeting organized in January 2017 were enrolled. Those with organ-confined prostate cancer underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Patients with a single renal tumor underwent minimally invasive nephron-sparing surgery. High-resolution (HR) imaging was obtained for all patients...
November 10, 2017: World Journal of Urology
Ahmed Ghazi, Timothy Campbell, Rachel Melnyk, Changyong Feng, Alex Andrusco, Jonathan Stone, Erdal Erturk
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The restriction of resident hours with an increasing focus on patient safety and a reduced caseload has impacted surgical training. A complex and complication prone procedure such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with a steep learning curve may create an unsafe environment for hands-on resident training. In this study, we validate a high fidelity, inanimate PCNL model within a full-immersion simulation environment. METHODS: Anatomically correct models of the human pelvicaliceal system, kidney, and relevant adjacent structures were created using polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels and three-dimensional-printed injection molds...
December 2017: Journal of Endourology
Yu G Alyaev, E A Bezrukov, D N Fiev, E S Sirota, S V Pesegov, I Sh Byadretdinov
The purpose of this article is to outline the role and possible applications of 3D printing in urology. At present, this technique provides the opportunity to choose the individual strategy of patient management, to conduct preoperative planning and surgical rehearsal; for medical specialists to reduce the learning curve in mastering modern complex surgical techniques, and for doctors and students to improve understanding of pathological processes in the kidney and the prostate gland.
September 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Wesley W Ludwig, Michael A Gorin, Phillip M Pierorazio, Mohamad E Allaf
Robot assistance has been rapidly adopted by urological surgeons and has become particularly popular for oncological procedures involving the retroperitoneal space. The wide dissemination of robot assistance probably reflects the limited amount of operating space available within the retroperitoneum and the advantages provided by robot-assisted approaches, including 3D imaging, wristed instrumentation and the shorter learning curve compared with that associated with the equivalent laparoscopic techniques. Surgical procedures that have traditionally been performed using an open or laparoscopic approach, such as partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, nephroureterectomy and adrenalectomy, are now often being performed using robot assistance...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
Suresh B Patankar, Gururaj R Padasalagi
INTRODUCTION: Conventional two-dimensional (2D) laparoscopy systems have the drawback of poor depth perception and spatial orientation. Three-dimensional (3D) laparoscopic systems have stereoscopic vision in which depth perception is achieved by different unique images received by each eye. We evaluated 3D laparoscopy in comparison with conventional 2D laparoscopy in urological procedures in a prospective randomized study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 19 month study period, 108 patients scheduled to undergo various urological procedures were randomized to either conventional 2D or 3D laparoscopy (2D n = 53; 3D n = 55)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
Shangqian Wang, Dong Gao, Yu Chen
Technical advances in the development of organoid systems enable cell lines, primary adult cells, or stem or progenitor cells to develop into diverse, multicellular entities, which can self-renew, self-organize, and differentiate. These 3D organoid cultures have proven to be of value in increasing our understanding of the biology of disease and offer the potential of regenerative and genetic therapies. The successful application of 3D organoids derived from adult tissue into urological cancer research can further our understanding of these diseases and could also provide preclinical cancer models to realize the precision medicine paradigm by therapeutic screening of individual patient samples ex vivo...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
Damian Matak, Klaudia K Brodaczewska, Monika Lipiec, Łukasz Szymanski, Cezary Szczylik, Anna M Czarnecka
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most lethal of the common urologic malignancies, comprising 3% of all human neoplasms, and the incidence of kidney cancer is rising annually. We need new approaches to target tumor cells that are resistant to current therapies and that give rise to recurrence and treatment failure. In this study, we focused on low oxygen tension and three-dimensional (3D) cell culture incorporation to develop a new RCC growth model. We used the hanging drop and colony formation methods, which are common in 3D culture, as well as a unique methylcellulose (MC) method...
August 2017: Cytotechnology
Jens J Rassweiler, Riccardo Autorino, Jan Klein, Alex Mottrie, Ali Serdar Goezen, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Koon H Rha, Marc Schurr, Jihad Kaouk, Vipul Patel, Prokar Dasgupta, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive overview of the current status of the field of robotic systems for urological surgery and discuss future perspectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A non-systematic literature review was performed using PubMed/Medline search electronic engines. Existing patents for robotic devices were researched using the Google search engine. Findings were also critically analysed taking into account the personal experience of the authors. RESULTS: The relevant patents for the first generation of the da Vinci platform will expire in 2019...
December 2017: BJU International
F Gómez-Veiga, A Rodríguez-Antolín, B Miñana, C Hernández, J F Suárez, J M Fernández-Gómez, M Unda, J Burgos, A Alcaraz, P Rodríguez, R Medina, J Castiñeiras, C Moreno, E Pedrosa, J M Cózar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the adherence to European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines in the management of prostate cancer (PCa) in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Epidemiological, population-based, study including a national representative sample of 3,918 incident patients with histopathological confirmation during 2010; 95% of the patient's sample was followed up for at least one year. Diagnosis along with treatment related variables (for localized PCa -low, intermediate, high and locally-advanced by D'Amico risk stratification) was recorded...
March 9, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Ju G Alyaev, N A Grigoriev, N I Sorokin, I V Diakonov, S H Ali
PURPOSE: to compare various methods of upper urinary tract drainage in patients with urolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 60 patients were included into a prospective study which ran from March 2013 through December 2014. All patients underwent PCNL with a nephrostomy tract diameter of (28-30 Ch.) at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University urology clinic. Patients were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 30 (patients) underwent nephrostomy after PCNL with nephrostomy tract placement, in group 2 (29 patients) internal drainage was performed...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Hiroaki Kimura, Shimei Tanida, Kazutaka Masamoto, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Performing the minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LIF), such as the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF), through a retroperitoneal approach has become increasingly popular. Although urological injury is a major complication of LIF, the anatomical location of the ureter and its risk of injury have not been assessed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of dual-phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography for assessing the location of the ureter and risk of its injury in consecutive LIF cases...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Michael M Maddox, Allison Feibus, James Liu, Julie Wang, Raju Thomas, Jonathan L Silberstein
To construct patient-specific physical three-dimensional (3D) models of renal units with materials that approximates the properties of renal tissue to allow pre-operative and robotic training surgical simulation, 3D physical kidney models were created (3DSystems, Rock Hill, SC) using computerized tomography to segment structures of interest (parenchyma, vasculature, collection system, and tumor). Images were converted to a 3D surface mesh file for fabrication using a multi-jet 3D printer. A novel construction technique was employed to approximate normal renal tissue texture, printers selectively deposited photopolymer material forming the outer shell of the kidney, and subsequently, an agarose gel solution was injected into the inner cavity recreating the spongier renal parenchyma...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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