Create accurate 3D models using medical imaging processing software

No two patients are the same, scan quality varies, new scan modalities arise, and so do their file formats. Yet, if the end goal is quality patient care, you want to ensure that your virtual 3D model accurately represents the patient’s anatomy, and you want it fast and easy.

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Materialise has been working alongside leading researchers and engineers for more than 25 years to solve their challenges within Mimics.

The result is an advanced and robust segmentation toolbox for patient specific-device design or medical image-based research and development. 

From intuitive manual tools to automated knee or heart segmentation algorithms – when you want to go from DICOM to 3D model, Mimics is your ally.

Why choose Mimics

Get an accurate representation of your patient`s anatomy 

Benefit from the flexibility offered by a variety of features and modules

Enjoy an intuitive and easy to navigate interface

Use Materialise Mimics to

  • Import DICOM, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, x-ray or raw image data
  • Export 3D models for 3D analysis, FEA meshing, design or 3D Printing
  • Virtually plan a surgical procedure
  • Easily and quickly create accurate virtual 3D models
  • Perform dedicated anatomical analysis

Rely on an Entire Platform

Materialise Mimics is the core component of the Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite, the Most Advanced Toolkit for Engineering on Anatomy.

Applications of the Mimics Innovation Suite

Post-Operative Analysis

Post-operative device analysis using CT scans can be expensive and sometimes simply impossible, as patients do not necessarily want to undergo the CT radiation of an extra scan. Similarly, cadaver tests can be both time-consuming and expensive.

Anatomical Measurements

Complex anatomical measurements, cardiac anatomy and movement characteristics, analyses of pathologies or bone thickness, comparisons with statistical models; when you are dealing with complex operations, you want to concentrate on the results, not the tool.

Benchtop Model Design

As a researcher, you are always mindful of the fact that anatomical devices will be placed in bodies. So ideally, you should be able to design with that in mind. Our Mimics Innovation Suite enables you to carry out 3D anatomical model generation for bench testing, education, hands-on procedure training and marketing.

Virtual Surgery

Whether planning for patient treatment or designing a new implant, you want to make the right decision. Move forward confidently by simulating the procedure and analyzing the device fit on a patient’s actual anatomy. The Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite takes you seamlessly from scan to virtual surgery, taking away the guesswork.

Patient-Specific Device Design

As device designers, the clock is always running. At the same time, designing patient-specific devices requires a total focus on quality. Materialise provides high-quality tools that are developed to ensure that you streamline the design process while meeting the quality requirements of patient-specific devices. In addition, our services mean that you can tap into the flexibility of high-level automation if needed.

Other Applications

The expertise and experience that lies behind the development of the Mimics Innovation Suite is put to use in several other fields. Often, this is related to the power of specialized patient-specific tools. In archeology, for example, bone fragments and skeletons have been analyzed for historical research. Looking further back, some applications are used in the study of fossils.

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