Meet Dr. Alex zur Linden
- Associate Professor (Department of Clinical Studies, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College)
- Cofounder of 3DVETMED, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College: a consortium for 3D printing in veterinary medicine.
- Cofounder of OVC RaPPID, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College: working group for 3D printing use in veterinary medicine.
Seeking Partnerships in the Areas of:
- Computed tomography (small and large animal) and applications
- Interventional procedures (vascular procedures, stent placement)
- Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology, 2011 to present
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon
- BSc (Animal Physiology and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Research Themes & Interests:
- Current research includes investigation of novel interventional procedures for dogs
- 3D printing in veterinary medicine for clinical use and student teaching
- investigation of student procedural learning through assessment of visuospatial and dexterity skills
Recent Research Focuses and Partnerships:
- Sterility assessment of 3D printed plastics via stereolithography.
- Validation of novel 3D printed equine cervical spine for ultrasound guided needle arthrocentesis of facet joints.
- Assessment of visuospatial and dexterity skills and correlation to class rank of veterinary students.
- ACVR Conference presentation October 2012: Comparison of the Accuracy, Timing and Ergonomics of a Wiimote to a Standard Computer Mouse for Image Interpretation. A zur Linden, R Stone.
- ACVR Conference poster presentation October 2012: Multi-dector Computed Tomography (MDCT) Urography Protocol Design and Optimization in the Canine. A zur Linden, E Riedesel, K Alexander.
- The accuracy of computed tomography scans for rapid prototyping of canine skulls.
- Comrie ML, Monteith G, Zur Linden A, Oblak M, Phillips J, James FMK; Ontario Veterinary College Rapid Prototyping of Patient-specific Implants for Dogs (RaPPID) group. PLoS One. 2019 Mar 25;14(3):e0214123. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214123. eCollection 2019.
- Manual polishing of 3D printed metals produced by laser powder bed fusion reduces biofilm formation.
- McGaffey M, Zur Linden A, Bachynski N, Oblak M, James F, Weese JS. PLoS One. 2019 Feb 27;14(2):e0212995. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212995. eCollection 2019.
- Effects of repeated use and resterilization on structural and functional integrity of microwave ablation antennas.
- Finck CA, Zur Linden AR, Singh A, Foster RA, Nykamp SG, Sears WC. Am J Vet Res. 2017 Apr;78(4):508-516. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.78.4.508.
- Schedule feasibility and workflow for additive manufacturing of titanium plates for cranioplasty in canine skull tumors.
- James J, Oblak ML, Zur Linden AR, James FMK, Phillips J, Parkes M.BMC Vet Res. 2020 Jun 6;16(1):180. doi: 10.1186/s12917-020-02343-1.
- Various 3D printed materials mimic bone ultrasonographically: 3D printed models of the equine cervical articular process joints as a simulator for ultrasound guided intra-articular injections.
- Beaulieu A, Linden AZ, Phillips J, Arroyo LG, Koenig J, Monteith G. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 6;14(8):e0220332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220332. eCollection 2019.
- Technology gives vets a better view inside animals. (University of Guelph News, 2013)
- 3D-Printing at the Ontario Veterinary College
- Developing treatments, care plans and new diagnostic techniques through the use of 3-D print. (OVC Bulletin, 2019)
- Cofounder of 3DVETMED (a consortium for 3D printing in veterinary medicine) and OVC RaPPID (working group for 3D printing use in veterinary medicine).
Office: CS 2151
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road E.,
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1