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GE Healthcare, Formlabs collaborate to accelerate 3D printing of anatomical models

Written by David

December 4, 2019

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.

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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.

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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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