3D printing cloud provider WhiteClouds has launched 3DyourSCAN, a service to provide surgeon with 3D printed life-size colour anatomical models based on patient’s CT/MRI scans.
The 3D printed models will allow surgeons to better visualise complex conditions: “3DyourSCAN will help doctors better visualize 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 groundbreaking technology in order for clinicians to provide better patient care.”
The company’s patent-pending “Hinge & Slice” reproductions will provide the most granular detailed patient-specific models available to surgeons for collaboration and patient education.
“If you put a 3D model of a patient in the hands of a surgeon, they immediately realize the value. It helps in the education of patient and family, training of residents and fellows, and planning surgical approaches. It is the ultimate in patient-specific imaging,” said Dr. Edward P Quigley III MD Ph.D. from the University of Utah Radiology, Advanced Visualization and 3D Printing team.
Additionally, WhiteClouds has teamed up with TeraRecon, a software company for advanced visualisation. 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. This workflow provides 3D printing and cloud-based 3D reconstruction seamless and turn-key.
“WhiteClouds’ technology gives our customers instant access to 3D printing resources that would otherwise have high barriers to entry”, said Jeff Sorenson, President and CEO o TeraRecon. “Clinicians have already proven 3D printing to be a useful tool as the medical industry continues to progress towards personalized 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.”