Thesis topic proposal
Application of 3D modelling and 3D printing in surgical planning


Institute: University of Pécs
clinical medicine
Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine

Thesis supervisor: Balázs Gasz
Location of studies (in Hungarian): PTE ÁOK Pécs, Szigeti u. 12.
Abbreviation of location of studies: ÁOK

Description of the research topic:

Continuous development of 3D modelling, finite element analysis and rapid manufacturing based on 3D printing, furthermore the advances imaging techniques (CT, MR, 3D ultrasound) enables precise reconstruction and mechanical, stress analysis of different structures, organs. Moreover computational fluid analysis can help to evaluate the yet unknown effects of vascular and cardiac surgical procedures. These 3D analytical methods can be used for exact planning of surgeries as well as planning of instruments and implantations used in surgical procedures. A detailed concept of research project is planned to be developed according to personal interest and proposition of the candidate. Presently our team has the following research topics: 1) Mechanical modelling of heart valves and mechanical, stress analysis of valve-repair procedures; 2) Planning and manufacturing of patient-specific implants in cardiac surgery; 3) Application of computational fluid modelling in surgical planning of vascular and cardiac surgical procedures; 4) 3D modelling of orthopaedic pathologies and surgical planning of orthopaedic procedures.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2023-05-19

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