3D Printing Services for Patient‑Specific Cardiovascular Anatomical Models
Evaluating your patient’s anatomy can be vital when preparing for an intervention or surgery. With Materialise HeartPrint® you can print their cardiovascular anatomy as a physical 3D model.
There are essentially two ways to do this, either call on the expertise of our clinical engineers, or use Materialise Mimics inPrint software to create anatomical models yourself.
Our solutions address all of your model needs and a wide range of applications.
Can this model assist in making clinical decisions?
Our patient-specific cardiovascular HeartPrint models assist cardiovascular professionals in selecting appropriate tools and/or deciding on the optimal insertion of medical devices for cardiovascular surgical interventions.
What material and finishing will be used for my model?
Materialise offers a proprietary process called Materialise HeartPrint Flex that results in realistic, highly flexible and tear-resistant models. We can even print a combination of flexible and rigid materials in a single model to simulate calcifications in the anatomy, such as vessels or valves. We also have 25 years of experience with high-end post-processing of Stereolithography parts. This printing process provides you with a transparent, rigid model for visualizing catheter movement, R&D device deployment or fluid flow.
What are the imaging requirements for creating a Materialise HeartPrint® model?
To ensure that your Materialise HeartPrint model reaches the required level of detail and accuracy, we recommend that you use contrast-enhanced images with isotropic voxels. For more details on the recommended imaging protocols for CT and MR, please consult the Materialise HeartPrint Imaging Guidelines.
HeartPrint® Flex model of an aortic valve including rigid calcifications
Stereolithography model with high transparent finish of an abdominal aortic aneurysm