We are pleased to announce the special issue “3D Printing in Heart and Cardiovascular Disease”.
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has undergone rapid developments over the last decade with increasing reports in medical applications. Use of patient-specific 3D printed models has shown great value and potential in cardiovascular disease with studies documenting the clinical usefulness in assisting preoperative planning and simulation of complex cardiac surgery procedures, improving our understanding of spatial relationship between complex cardiac anatomical structures and pathologies, enhancing doctor-patient communication and medical education. This special issue aims to create a platform for researchers from different disciplines to share their recent research outputs on 3D printing in heart and cardiovascular disease.
Potential topics include, but not limited to:
• Recent development of 3D printing technologies and printing materials in cardiovascular disease
• 3D printing in heart disease, specifically in congenital heart disease
• 3D printing in cardiovascular disease including surgical planning and treatment
• 3D printing in medical education
• 3D printing in investigation of cardiac CT imaging protocols
• 3D printing in tissue engineering and bioprinting
Authors are encouraged to discuss with the guest editors to determine the suitability of their intended manuscripts. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author guidelines, which are available at Author Instructions via: https://rcm.imrpress.com/EN/column/column172.shtml
We look forward to receiving your excellent work.
Thank you very much!
Prof. Dr. Zhonghua Sun and A/Prof. Dr. Laszlo Kiraly
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2200 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.