3D structure of the pelvis region with multiple fractures
It comes just weeks after the full-colour 3D printing cloud provider introduced its 3DyourMAP service. In similar style to the map model printing technology, 3DyourSCAN will enable clinicians to 3D-print full-colour, anatomically accurate models from patient MRI and CT scan data. WhiteClouds hope this will improve relations and performance between physicians and patients.
According to WhiteClouds, the new, patent-pending ‘Hinge & Slice’ feature will provide the most granular, detailed patient-specific models available to surgeons for collaboration and patient education.
“3DyourSCAN will help doctors better visualise complex clinical scenarios and improve collaboration among physicians and patients, providing peace of mind,” said Jerry Ropelato, CEO of WhiteClouds. “Our mission at WhiteClouds is to continue honing and delivering ground-breaking technology in order for clinicians to provide better patient care.”
Running parallel to the development of this new technology is the partnership with TeraRecon. Through this partnership, medical experts will have the ability to print highly-detailed patient models directly from the TeraRecon software, a platform with over 4,000 installations worldwide.
“WhiteClouds’ technology gives our customers instant access to 3D printing resources that would otherwise have high barriers to entry,” said Jeff Sorenson, TeraRecon’s President and CEO. “Clinicians have already proven 3D printing to be a useful tool as the medical industry continues to progress towards personalised healthcare. We are excited to work with WhiteClouds to not only make 3D printing accessible, but also make prints that set a new standard and are remarkable in terms of their detail and realism.”
Medically related projects already make up 15% of annual 3D printing industry revenue according to a recent UPS/ Consumer Technology Association study. With the 3D printing industry set to value at $21 billion by the end of the decade, and 3D technology continuing to advance, 3D-printed medical services and devices are set to become an even bigger part of the wider 3D landscape.