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
Physicians around the globe share the same goal: providing the best care for their patients. In recent years, the complexity of procedures has increased, so has the need for enhanced planning, training and education. A growing number of interventionists and surgeons are using 3D-printed, patient-specific models in their practice to prepare for procedures with more confidence. Join this webinar if you are also considering to implement 3D Printing in your hospital!
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.