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DICOM Paper Print Solution For Medical Imaging

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Use of advanced visualization in radiology is instrumental in diagnosis and communication with referring clinicians, there is an unmet need to render Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) images as three-dimensional (3D) printed models capable of providing both tactile feedback and tangible depth information about anatomic and pathologic states. It is expected that the number of 3D-printed models generated from DICOM images for planning interventions and fabricating implants will grow exponentially. 3D printing provides an extremely important educational tool because it allows the patient to hold their own heart, hip or pelvis in their hands and be able to visually see the abnormality and why it needs to be corrected.

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Printed models are beneficial for:

  • Physicians planning an upcoming procedure to enable repetitive practice on patient specific anatomy prior to entering the operating room.
  • Medical training programs to allow better understanding of the anatomy, skills attainment and practice on true-to-life organs.
There is no question 3D printing will change the way surgeons plan for their procedures, improve patient satisfaction and outcomes, and enhance medical training at hospitals around the world.
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