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Radiology

April 5th, 2017

3D Printing Paves the Way for Precision Surgeries

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The surgical teams assembled to operate on Mayo Clinic’s most complex patients lately have begun to consist of more than living, breathing members. The new recruits are usually small enough to hold in your hand, and they don’t say a word. But the information conveyed by these 3D anatomical printed models is helping surgeons plan […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Basel Sharaf, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Dr. Mark Allen, Dr. Uldis Bite, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology


September 10th, 2016

Persevering Through Brain Cancer, Travis McGinnis Remains Upbeat and Optimistic

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Travis McGinnis was just 30 years old when an insidious cancer was discovered in his brain. It had been growing there for some time, he says — his physicians estimated between five and 10 years. Had the stage-three oligoastrocytoma not been detected when it was, Travis would have likely lost his life. As it happened, […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Glioma, Hope Lodge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, oligoastrocytoma, radiation therapy


June 25th, 2016

‘How’d We Get So Lucky?’ — Proton Beam Therapy Available at the Right Time for Jackson

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For two weeks, 14-year-old Jackson Fisher was plagued by headaches, double-vision, nausea and weight loss. His parents, Michelle and Patrick Fisher, weren’t sure what was wrong. But when Jackson came home one evening completely exhausted after lacrosse practice, they decided it was time to find out what was going on. The next day, they took […]

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Tags: Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Nadia Laack, Nancy Heinzelman, Proton Beam Therapy, Randy McKeeman


January 20th, 2016

3-D Print of Patient’s Tumor Helps Surgeons Prepare, Speeds Recovery

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Michael Slag holds in his hands a tumor – or rather a 3-D print of the actual tumor that is growing at the top of his right lung. Doctors are using the 3-D printed model to aid them in planning the complex surgery to remove Michael’s tumor. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnosed Michael with a rare […]

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Tags: 3-D printing, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, lung cancer, thoracic surgery


September 26th, 2013

Amber’s BMT Birthday Gift From Her Sister

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Sisters Amber and Sabrina Starke wear matching necklaces and rings as a reminder of their commitment to each other and to keep fighting the fight against leukemia. After graduating from high school, Amber started college in May 2003. She passed out at work one day and was taken to her local emergency department. A CT scan […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 3273, 3719, 3739, 3981, 5279, 5324, 5334, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer


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