Virtual tests can shorten the time to market for medical devices. Researchers obtained accurate 3D models of stent geometry from nano/micro-CT images to create realistic computational models for stent research.
The blood flow through the liver is characterized by complicated flow patterns. For a better understanding, the IBiTech team developed a model of the liver microcirculation based on 3D reconstructions aided by software from Materialise.
For the patient in this case, recurring bouts of cancer led doctors to remove an area of his face that included his right eye, cheek bone, and upper jaw. This left the patient with a severe deformity that had serious consequences for his quality of life. Conventional treatment for this rare case did not exist.
A patient of Dr. Buchbinder and Dr. Urken was diagnosed with a large tumor of the lower jaw. The resection of the ameloblastoma had to be approached very carefully. Both surgeons wanted the best possible preparation for this complex surgery, so they decided to plan it virtually.