Bespoke Modeling Helps with Patient Communication

“Besides the obvious advantage of having a physical model to take us a step beyond a patient’s abstract imaging, I found the 3D model invaluable in patient education, surgical planning, and physician training. Having the model in the operating room allowed us a more thorough understanding of the tumor and its proximity to other vital structures” said Dr. Goodman.

3D Systems new Bespoke Modeling service, a cloud-based 3D medical modeling application, continues tobreak new ground in patient education and communication. Dr. Howard Goodman read about the new serviceon the web and realized that the ability to print 3D models directly from DICOM data would be very usefulfor an upcoming case. In this case, his patient had two grapefruit-sized calcified tumors located on his pelvis bone. The surgery involved would be long and complex, and the CT scan display on the monitor just didn’t
communicate the case very well.

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