You can use any Materialise segmentation software to transform your images into a virtual 3D printable file.

Our engineers can make a printable 3D file based on your DICOM information. Don't hesitate to contact us.

For anatomical models, the wall thickness depends on the material and size. However, the minimum value is around 1,0mm.

The maximum size of your model depends on the 3D printing process you choose.

This depends whether you have all that is needed in-house or if you outsource some steps or even the entire process. Outsourcing the printing will require a lead time of at least 5 working days. Generating the 3D model and excluding the printing part will depend on your level of expertise and the regions of interest. With Materialise Mimics inPrint, an intermediate user would take between 20 min. and 2 hours to segment and prepare an anatomical model for printing.

Of course. We are happy to take a look at your DICOM files and discuss what you would like the model to look like in order to give you a price estimate.

3D-printed anatomical models are the newest components of a multidisciplinary clinical team, improving communication and education by creating a tangible representation of the anatomy.

  • 3D-printed anatomical help to demonstrate the surgical plan to the patient for better understanding and deeper engagement.
  • 3D-printed anatomical models can be used to educate residents and students on complex medical pathologies.

3D anatomical models can be used for a broad range of applications in the specialties of orthopedics, maxillofacial surgery, cardiovascular disease, oncology, pediatric and many more.

We have over 25 years of expertise in patient-specific image handling, computer-aided design on anatomy and 3D Printing, meaning that the anatomical models we provide are highly accurate and realistic.

With Materialise HeartPrint, we offer a range of off-the-shelf standard models from our catalog to fully customized models. Off-the-shelf models can be tweaked with connection pieces, cuts, logos or any 3D operations according to your wishes. If you can’t find what you need in our catalog, you can tell us what you are looking for and we will explore our medical image database for relevant images. If you have medical images available, we can also start working from those. All models are created from patient-specific medical image data processed by our team with the Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite.

To assure that your Materialise HeartPrint model reaches the required level of detail and accuracy, we recommend using contrast-enhanced images with isotropic voxels. For more details on the recommended imaging protocols for CT and MRI, consult the Materialise HeartPrint Imaging Guidelines.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact your local office.

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