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Advanced Digital Technology into Practice

Dr Vikram Khanna and Dr Sumit Kumar from King George's Medical University are visiting PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Morriston Hospital at Swansea Bay University Health Board this week.

Led by Prof. Divya Mehrotra, King George's Medical University are implementing 3d surgical planning, computer aided design and 3d printing capabilities to support the largest number of patients possible. Part of the the Co-Meddi project is to exchange knowledge essential to make technology use as efficient and sustainable as possible.

Dr Alba Gonzalez, Lawrence Dovgalski and Steve Hollisey-McLean from Morriston's Maxillofacial Lab have also been supporting the development of advanced osteotomy and orthognathic planning. Specialist software will be implemented into King George's to support this service.

Both PDR and Morriston Hospital use the technologies now being implemented at King George's. This makes it easier to develop collaborative, multi-centre studies.

Further themes of sustainability and resource efficiency are being developed in collaboration with Dr Katie Beverley, who visited Lucknow with Prof Eggbeer and Peter Evans in the first project trip. Long-term sustainability, resource efficiency and material supply chain are crucial considerations to ensure appropriate clinical services are developed.

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