Why Hospitals Turn to Point-of-Care 3D Printing

Elizabeth Boorman
July 17, 2019

More haptic perception, fully integrating with electronic medical records, and talking to patients without the use of screens are just a few reasons discussed at the 3D Printing in Medicine Course as to why hospitals are turning to Point-of-Care 3D Printing. The event, which took place at the M Museum in Leuven, Belgium, on June 13 and 14, 2019, brought together clinicians, medical imaging specialists, engineers, and other experts involved in turning medical imaging data into anatomical models in hospitals to share learnings, findings, and cases to further the field.

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How is Materialise becoming greener? Through ISO 14001.

Elizabeth Boorman
July 04, 2019

Materialise’s Director of Quality Management, Risk and Compliance, Ward Callens, is heading a team that is using ISO 14001 as a system to reduce Materialise’s footprint. In the interview below, he describes the ins and outs of what this certification actually means, and the important role that sustainability plays at Materialise.

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AI Cuts Number of Changes to Knee Surgery Planning by 50%

Adriaan Lambrechts
July 03, 2019

Surgeons would need to make 50% fewer changes to AI-based pre-operative plans compared to current ones. This is according to a research project we conducted here at Materialise with Dr. Raf De Vloo, an orthopedic surgeon at AZ Klina in Belgium, in which we applied AI-based planning to 193 cases. This technology learns an individual doctor’s preferences for surgical approaches and, based on those, provides higher-quality pre-operative plans.

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How to know if your clinical case is appropriate for 3D printing? Check the RSNA guidelines.

Todd Pietila
June 26, 2019

These guidelines are furthermore influential as they will support new billing codes, called CPT codes, for Point-of-Care 3D Printing, which are due to implemented in July this year. These initial CPT codes make it possible to collect more data on the prevalence of 3D printing and for what cases it is used across U.S. hospitals and will ultimately pave the way for further reimbursement initiatives.

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4C Medical Technologies works with Materialise to Bring Mitral Regurgitation Solution to Market

Sabine Van Canegem
June 14, 2019

4C Medical Technologies is a medical device company working on minimally invasive solutions for structural heart diseases. Vice President of R&D and Operations Dr. Saravana Kumar and his team, are working striving to bring to market an their award-winning AltaValve, an innovative solution to addressing mitral valve regurgitation. Thanks to two delivery options, the device is easy to use and suitable for any anatomy in the patient population.

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How Medical 3D Printing is Gaining Ground in Top Hospitals

Todd Pietila
June 11, 2019

Recently, many hospitals have started making a shift, from using medical images primarily for diagnostic purposes, to integrating them in patient-specific surgical planning. This has created enormous advantages for hospitals and their patients, and is largely supported by the expanding role of the radiologist as imaging expert.

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Race Your Way to Improved Quality Performance and Savings With The RapidFit Calculator

Stef Thulie
May 21, 2019

When going from concept to car, every second of the production process counts. RapidFit wants to help you reach this finish line faster by automating your parts-measurement process. Curious whether moving to laser checking fixtures is right for you? Read on to find out more about our RapidFit calculator and take the guess work out of determining your cost savings and efficiency gains from making the switch.

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Beyond Innovation: How Materialise is Powering Industry 4.0 with Essentium and BASF

Bart Van der Schueren
May 07, 2019

What does the future of the global additive extrusion space look like? We are shaping it as we speak, thanks to the strategic alliance we formed with our valued partner BASF and Essentium, Inc., a Texas-based developer of innovative solutions for disruptive, industrial additive manufacturing.

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Better workflow efficiency, costs savings and more accurate preoperative planning with Materialise OrthoView

Clare Satterly
April 23, 2019

Performing more than 45 planned surgeries a month, Dr. Levine has gathered plenty of data to analyze the benefits of using OrthoView for preoperative planning.

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Korean Architect Se Yoon Park Designs Stunning 3D Printed Trees for His Art Installation

Fabian Backer
April 18, 2019

Armed with the knowledge of 3D modeling and 3D printing, a background in architecture, and the will to liberate his creative mind, Korean designer Se Yoon Park has created a stunning art installation made up of 3D-printed trees. His work imitates the organic structure of trees and consists of many small geometric elements. Dive into the world of “Light, Darkness, and the Tree”.

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