Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology Department at Meir Medical Center
“I believe that patient specific printed models will be a game changer in the future of procedure planning and training”, said Dr. Gabriel Bartal, Director of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology Department at Meir Medical Center. “Surgeons with less experience gain confidence by being able to hold a model and practice prior to the actual procedure. From the patient’s point of view, looking at the model makes it easier to comprehend the procedure and possible outcomes in comparison with listening to a more complex medical explanation. Using models facilitates the process of informed consent and may protect the physician from possible law-suits as the patient will not be able to deny he saw what is going to happen”.