Complex Cerebrovascular Interventions
Orthognatic 3D Planning
3D Printing for LAA Closure
Evidence for Implant Design
3D-Printed Models Help Surgeons Conduct Complex Cerebrovascular Interventions Faster and without Complications

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.

Jaw Reconstruction and 3D Planning for Orthognathic Surgery

A 27-year-old man was suffering from the consequences of severe trauma to his lower jaw. Doctors at King’s College Hospital, London, planned the reconstruction of the missing hard tissues to support the overlying soft tissues and restore normal facial aesthetics and function. They planned a 3D bimaxillary orthognathic surgery to design a 3D-printed, patient-specific, titanium mandibular plate to restore facial symmetry and function. Planning the case in 3D gave the team a clearer view to decide on the best possible treatment plan and allowed them to design a perfectly matching implant.

Australian Cardiologists Use 3D Printing for LAA Closure Procedure

Despite careful planning, the complex dimensions of the left atrial appendage (LAA) and its variable morphology can result in procedural failure. To make their pre-operative planning even more thorough, a team of Australian physicians from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney turned to 3D Printing: the team created an exact replica of a patient's heart while planning a LAA closure procedure with a Watchman™ device (Boston Scientific).

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.

Engineering on Anatomy

At Materialise, with our Mimics Innovation Suite, we're powering new innovations in biomedical research and helping others make discoveries that save lives. We're also taking patient-specific healthcare to new heights by working closely with experts in the planning and execution of complicated surgical procedures. Our solutions are comprehensive and flexible, and we invite you to explore our site and discover how they can work for you.

The Factory for 3D Printing

Webinar: the quest for accurate implant placement
Webinar: Accurate Evaluation of Implant Placement

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.

Mimics Innovation Conference: Join the Training Day!

Join us for the Mimics Innovation Conference in Tampa, Florida on February 3-5, 2016!

Get up to speed with the Mimics Innovation Suite during the hands-on training sessions, tailored for different skill levels and applications. Be sure to bring your own dataset for one on one review with our engineers.

Automated heart segmentation
See the New Mimics Automated Heart Segmentation Tool in Action

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!