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3D Printing Patient-specific Models
- Oct 29, 2018 -

Radiology labs have traditionally relied on software that was designed for clinical diagnosis and measurement of imaging data in order to create models.These tools are not designed to create 3d printing models efficiently, and can make it difficult to create high-quality anatomic models.

Tech startup Mediprint entered the pre-surgical planning space in 2015 after two years of working with physicians and studying their needs.The Mediprint staff developed and simplified 3D modeling and 3D printing processing techniques before moving to 3D reconstruction services. They use Synopsys Simpleware software and Stratasys technology to convert grayscale 2D medical images into colorful life-sized replicas.

Examples of these techniques are heart and tumor models that are printed to give surgeons a better idea of the size and scope of the operation.Other applications include 3d printing models used to develop treatments for ectopic children.Ectopic malformation is a rare congenital defect with major internal organs located in the chest and abdomen.

Pediatric heterotaxy showing 3D printed