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Dubai hospitals to adopt 3D printing tech from 2017

Dubai Health Authority sayd move will save costs, help doctors prepare for complicated surgeries

Dubai hospitals to adopt 3D printing tech from 2017
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Hospitals run by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will adopt 3D printing technology from early next year, according to news report.

In April this year, Dubai announced a comprehensive 3D printing strategy that aims make the emirate a leading hub of the technology by 2030.

“We have adopted this strategy and have worked out how the programme will roll out in 2017. This strategy will add speed to medical procedures, save costs and help doctors in pre-operative stage to plan complicated surgeries,” Dr Mohmmad Al Redha, director of the Department of Organisational Transformation, DHA, told Gulf News.

“We will be printing all models of organs using a basic CT scan of a patient to help doctors simulate a surgery and visualise all eventualities. It will not only save time and give speed in the surgery but also give the doctor ease in conducting the surgery,” he added.

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