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3D Printing Brings Confidence, Efficiency to Surgical Planning and Modeling

3D Printing Brings Confidence, Efficiency to Surgical Planning and Modeling

Written by David

January 23, 2020

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Imagine you are a surgeon facing a transplant case with complex anatomical considerations.

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Now consider two potential scenarios: In the first, you have all the traditional planning tools such as two-dimensional images and standard models at your disposal. In the second, you have the same tools, but with the added resources of a digital 3D representation of the specific patient’s anatomy you can cut, alter and move on your screen and an anatomically accurate model that you can hold in your hands.

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In which of these scenarios would you feel most comfortable?

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Bryan Crutchfield, Vice President and General Manager, Materialise North America The choice is clear to clinicians, hospitals, and analysts. Proven by the fact that since 2010, the number of hospitals in North America with a centralized 3D printing facility has risen from fewer than 10 to more than 100. According to Gartner predictions, 25 percent of surgeons […]

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