Patient-specific anatomical models used by surgeons to prepare for procedures is a rapidly growing application for 3D printing. In fact, it ranked as the top medical 3D-printing application in a survey of medical professionals conducted by manufacturing organization SME last year.
GE Healthcare (Chicago) is on board with the buzz and announced this week a collaboration with Formlabs (Somerville, MA), which develops stereolithography-based 3D printers and related materials, software and services.
Radiologists can use GE Healthcare’s Advantage Workstation (AW) to prepare 3D CT or MRI data to assist in diagnosis and procedure planning, then export the data in a form that is ready for 3D printing on Formlabs systems or viewable in virtual or augmented reality in seconds, explained GE Healthcare in a news release. The Form 3B printer from Formlabs will print patient-specific anatomical models at the point of care using CT or MRI data from GE Healthcare’s […]
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