New Release Out: Mimics Innovation Suite 18.0
Materialise is proud to announce the new release of the Mimics Innovation Suite for Engineering on Anatomy! This release celebrates Materialise's 25th anniversary! We're looking forward to engineering the future with you.
For the development of Mimics 18.0 and 3-matic 10.0 we focused heavily on user-friendliness to further improve your workflows. We’ve also included new tools to significantly speed up the segmentation process and expand your visualization capabilities.
Increasing Confidence for Tessier Facial Cleft Repair with a 3D-Printed Model
Dr. John Meara, M.D., D.M.D, at Boston Children’s Hospital, already helped five patients with Tessier facial clefts, a rare congenital, craniofacial anomaly. Recently, he was able to help a patient with a large fissure in her facial bone, which pushed her eyes far apart. To get a better understanding of her complex bone structure, the team uploaded her CT data into the Mimics Innovation Suite to make 3D virtual models of her skull that they could then print out.
Can 3D-Printed Models Enhance Patient Communication?
A research team from the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London and the Cardiorespiratory Division of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London performed a study on the feasibility of using 3D-printed models in clinical practice.
They assessed if patient-specific models of congenital heart disease (CHD) have an impact on the communication between parents of children with CHD and cardiologists during consultations. The team conducted a survey during follow-up visits by using questionnaires which were filled out by both the parents and the cardiologists.
Population-Based Evidence to Support a Good Implant Design
When launching a new implant system, how do you know that it will fit the vast majority of your target patient population and how can you prove this to your customers? This was a question hearing implant company Cochlear BAS was facing with the introduction of their new Baha® Attract bone conduction implant system. To validate their design, they turned to Materialise’s Anatomical Data Mining (ADaM™) services. Using a database of CT scans, Materialise virtually implanted the system and analyzed the fit, giving Cochlear BAS the evidence it needed to support its product launch.