Innovation

A new idea. A different approach. A better solution. From the research lab to the bedside, Rady Children’s brings a passion for innovation to every moment, always striving for excellence, always seeking to advance.  Never forgetting that kids come first.

3-D Printed Heart Models

Through our Heart Institute, Rady Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in San Diego to have a 3-D Heart Modeling Program. Using 3-D printing technology, a physician can go from evaluating an image of a patient’s heart on a screen to holding a lifelike model of it in his hands. This not only allows physicians to visualize the heart’s anatomy in ways never before possible, but gives them a powerful education and teaching tool.

Video: Learn more how this amazing technology helps patients with heart disease.

Innovations in Care

Innovations in Technology

  • Minimally invasive epilepsy surgery and other neurosurgical procedures using ROSA, a highly advanced surgical robot assistant.
  • The only 3-D Heart Modeling Program in San Diego, which helps physicians to plan complex surgeries and educate parents about their child’s heart condition.
  • Proton therapy (through a partnership with Scripps Health), a highly advanced treatment that targets brain, spinal cord and others cancers with incredible precision.
  • The EOS orthopedic imaging machine, which produces 3-D images of the spine with significantly less radiation than standard X-rays.
  • Telemedicine robots that allow doctors to examine patients from anywhere.
  • A kid-friendly MRI machine that enables children to watch a movie during the exam.

Innovations in Research

It’s about saving lives …  in our region, across the country and around the world.