Leading medical 3D printing solutions provider Materialise has introduced the Materialise Hospital Solution to assist in bringing safer and more accessible 3D printing to hospitals.
Combining the Mimics Innovation Suite, 3D printing services, training and consultation, the Materialise Hospital Solution will enable medical professionals to better address the individual needs of the patient.
Ensuring accuracy and quality control, hospitals will benefit from access to anatomical models for educational purposes and addressing patient specific cases. Through tangible models hospitals will be equipped with the ability to treat patients based on their lifestyle and not just their condition whilst reducing costs and improving clinical outcomes.
3D imaging is another useful tool for assisting the diagnosis of patients to give surgeons a more in depth understanding of the patient’s case. Working with radiology departments, clinicians can get fully accurate models of the patient’s condition and use 3D printing to visualise the action for treatment.
“Hospitals are excited about 3D Printing and we want the technology to benefit as many patients as possible,” commented Peter Verschueren, Materialise Business Development Manager. “With nearly 25 years of experience in medical 3D Printing, we are the trusted partner who can help hospitals navigate the opportunities and the best way to achieve their goals in a safe, economical and sustainable way. We’re confident that our Hospital Solution of software, services, consultation and training will achieve this.”
Recent examples of Materialise’s work in the medical field include a teenage boy with a heart condition who was able to avoid open heart surgery with a 3D printed model that allowed surgeons to confidently proceed with an electrophysiology study and catheter ablation instead. Similarly a 3D printed model of a baby’s tiny heart was used in another case to significantly reduce the time in surgery for the child.