Engineer, CHAMP Lab
Ms. Silvestro is the lead engineer at the Children’s Hospital Additive Manufacturing for Pediatrics (CHAMP) Lab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The CHAMP Lab is designed to give children and their families the best care and experience possible. Three-dimensional (3D) imaging and printing have seen rapid growth over the past few years with significant successes in the medical field. Applications such as surgical planning, virtual simulation, and custom biomedical devices are already improving outcomes and changing children's lives. The Lab aims to promote the discovery and use of 3D technology across the hospital by offering a broad range of expertise and services. The 3D Lab focuses on the digital side of these technologies by offering a variety of medical imaging processing for several departments. CHAMP works on the physical side, building models, devices and solutions CHOP clinicians and researchers can use to enhance care. The CHAMP Lab is collaborating with the PPDC to use its resources to fill areas of need at CHOP.