Revolution in medical imaging: The see-through human organs

The see-through human organs

A team of scientists in Germany led by Ali Erturk at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have developed a solvent which when used renders transparency to the organs. This would evidently guide our way in printing 3d medical imaging for transplantation like kidneys etc.

Previously the three-dimensionally printed organs lacked detailed cell structures and other minute details which prevented from drawing an exact 3-dimensional image of the organ. Presently making the organ transparent portrays the entire structure with specific details about every blood vessel and cell in is own position.

Using the prototype after scanning the organ, with the detailed information, the stem cells are injected as ink in the 3D printer to make a functionally active organ.

The team is planning to print a real active functional organ to get printed within 2-3 years.

3D printing is nothing but infusing materials to create a three-dimensional object. 3D printing is rapidly spreading and undoubtedly a huge benefit towards the much-awaited revolution in its application in medical science. This would help in improving things and situations for us. May it be fabricating tissues and organs or creating prosthetics. It has a widespread application and undeniable role to dispense.

At this crucial time, such an invention and further research regarding the thing, where we reach such intricate details and specifications are able to portray the details through printing a blueprint and later forming a 3D organ by living cell infusion would turn over the whole situation for you.

This not only bags the scientific team laurels but also brings them the proud owner of something that might someday save someone’s life!

When the leader was asked about what he had to say about this,

“We can see where every single cell is located in transparent human organs. And then we can actually replicate exactly the same, using 3D bioprinting technology to make a real functional organ,” he said.


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