16-year-old Adam was suffering from arteriovenous malformations, in which tangles of arteries and veins connect abnormally. He faced a risk of serious vision loss if surgery was not conducted promptly and correctly. His surgeon at the Boston Children’s Hospital, recognized that a 3D-printable model, based on the patient’s own CT scan data, would be vastly valuable for a good understanding of the anomaly.
Materialise Medical: Solutions for hospitals
Whether you are doing biomechanical research at a university, or designing patient-specific implants at a medical device company, the basic skills of medical 3D image segmentation, measurements, FEA meshing or custom implant design are a valuable asset. During this Orthopaedic & Cranio-Maxillofacial Innovation Course in Leuven, Belgium on February 22-23, you will learn about the most common applications and how to overcome typical challenges in Engineering on Anatomy, through a hands-on training.
Publications about the accuracy of TKA implant placement and the value of patient-specific instruments, navigation systems or robotic surgery often have inconsistent conclusions and are mostly limited to the available X-ray-based 2D measurements. To improve 3D planning based technologies so they can become a standard of care, we need to prove their effectiveness in a more suitable manner. Prof. Vander Sloten (University of Leuven) gives a crash course on the concept of accuracy.
Segmenting individual cardiac and vascular structures from a CT scan can be a time-consuming and tedious job. The heart segmentation tool can automatically segment individual chambers and greater vessels of the cardiac anatomy from CT data in minutes rather than hours.
See for yourself how easy and quick the Mimics heart segmentation tool is and how you can save a tremendous amount of time!