Researchers at Wake Forest University are using computational human body models of the whole human body that can be employed in the fields of injury prediction, anatomical instructions, and ergonomics studies.
The utilization of Total Artificial Hearts in pediatric cases is limited by strict recommendations on anatomical characteristics for proper fit. The Phoenix Children’s Hospital uses the Mimics Innovation Suite to screen pediatric patients who fall outside the recommended range.
This complex case, where both the ulna and radius were deformed, was treated with the help of Materialise's patient-specific guiding technology. Both deformities were corrected through patient-specific surgical guides.
In 2011, the very first Swedish surgery with Materialise patient-specific guides took place in the Sahlgrenska hospital in Götenborg. Dr. Peter Axelsson treated a young boy with limited mobility in the forearm with the newest technology. A CT scan was taken of both arms making it possible to plan the surgery in 3D.
SIGN Fracture Care International is dedicated to treating victims of orthopaedic injury throughout the developing world and uses the Mimics Innovation Suite to develop and conduct computerized strength tests on implants.
Mice are highly valuable in cardiovascular research since they offer a time-efficient model to study cardiovascular diseases. Researchers at Ghent University compared casts of sacrificed mice with 3D models obtained from live animals.