Using patient-specific data to create benchtop models is important for accurate and realistic testing. “The Mimics Innovation Suite helped us to transform patient-specific data into physical test models. Our stent designs were tested within the physical models to define and quantify device performance,” says Srinivasan Varahoor, PhD, Principal R&D Engineer, Medtronic Endovascular. The ability to utilize geometric parameters to quantify anatomy, and show a method for developing a set of standardized, patient-based models using three-dimensional imaging and CAD tools has been a breakthrough for Medtronic Endovascular.
The Standard in 'Engineering on Anatomy'
The Mimics Innovation Suite turns 3D image data into high quality digital models in an accurate and efficient way. Starting from CT, MRI or 3D Ultrasound images, the Mimics Innovation Suite offers the most advanced image segmentation, the broadest anatomical measurement options, powerful CAD tools for Engineering on Anatomy and 3D Printing, and accurate model preparation for FEA and CFD.
In this case study, the authors used the Mimics Innovation Suite to standardize their device deployment testing using the following steps:
- Transform medical-image-based population data virtual benchtop model designs
- Export these virtual models in the required format for 3D Printing
- Define and quantify device performance using novel population-based benchtop models
The Medical edition of the Mimics Innovation Suite currently consists of the following medical device software components: Mimics Medical version 18.0 and 3-matic Medical version 10.0 (released 2015). Mimics Medical is intended for use as a software interface and image segmentation system for the transfer of imaging information from a medical scanner such as a CT scanner or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner. It is also used as pre-operative software for simulating /evaluating surgical treatment options. 3-matic Medical is intended for use as software for computer assisted design and manufacturing of medical exo- and endo-prostheses, patient-specific medical and dental/orthodontic accessories and dental restorations.
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