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VA, GE Healthcare partner to expand use of 3D printing in care

December 4, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is entering an initiative to accelerate the use of three-dimensional printing in patient care.

One of the VA’s regional systems, VA Puget Sound Health Care System—has announced an effort to work with GE Healthcare to accelerate the use of 3D printing in patient care.

The project aims to reduce the time it takes for radiologists to create 3D-printed model and prosthetics to a matter of minutes. The partners say the initiative, when fully mature, could benefit the VA’s 9 million patients, while informing future research, development and scalability of 3D printing applications in healthcare.

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