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  • Dr. Mike

    A Ridiculously Easy Way to Convert CT Scans to 3D Printable Bone STL Models for Free in Minutes

    By Dr. Mike

    Please note the democratiz3D service was previously named "Imag3D" In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly and easily make 3D printable bone models from medical CT scans using the free online service democratiz3D®. The method described here requires no prior knowledge of medical imaging or 3D printing software. Creation of your first model can be completed in as little as 10 minutes.   You can download the files used in this tutorial by clicking on this link. You must have
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  • DevarshVyas

    Need of advancements for 3D printing from MRI data

    By DevarshVyas

    Hello the Biomedical 3D Printing community, it's Devarsh Vyas here writing after a really long time!    This time i'd like to share my personal experience and challenges faced with respect to medical 3D Printing from the MRI data. This can be a knowledge sharing and a debatable topic and I am looking forward to hear and know what other experts here think of this as well with utmost respect.    In the Just recently concluded RSNA conference at Chicago had a wave of technology
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  • valchanov

    Medical 3D printing 101

    By valchanov

    Bones   The main advantage of the orthopedical presurgical 3d printed models is the possibility to create an accurate model, which can be used for metal osteosynthesis premodelling - the surgeons can prepare (bend, twist, accommodate) the implants prior the operation. After a sterilisation (autoclaving, UV-light, gamma-ray etc etc), those implants can be used in the planned surgery, which will decrease the overall surgery time (in some cases with more than an hour) with all it's advant
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  • valchanov

    Medical 3D artist guide - how to sell your work.

    By valchanov

    In the last few decades, the 4th industrial revolution began - a significant advance in the 3D technology and an emerging of a brand new production method - the computer-controlled additive/subtractive manufacturing. It is considered "the new wheel" and it gives the ability to generate a detailed three dimensional object with complicated geometry from various materials (metals, polymers, clay, biological macro molecules) with a robot, controlled by a computer. The size of the object don't really
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  • Angel Sosa

    Embodi3d´s Top 20 downloaded of 2019!

    By Angel Sosa

    This has been an amazing year for us at Embodi3d and we'd like to share with you the best 3d medical printing models of 2019       1. A great brain 3d model, the first place! uploaded by Osamanyuad.   This example shows the cortex which is a thin layer of the brain that covers the outer portion (1.5mm to 5mm) of the cerebrum.         2.  A heart 3D printed model uploaded by Tropmal.   It shows the coronary arteries that supply oxy
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DICOM to STL Files and Other Medical Scans Uploaded to embodi3D®

DICOM to STL Files and Other Medical Scans Uploaded to embodi3D®

DICOM to STL Files and Other Medical Scans Uploaded to embodi3D® 3D printing is a technology that is constantly evolving, especially among medical professionals who are converting medical CT scans into 3D-printed anatomical models. Patient-specific models with anatomical fidelity created from imaging dataset have the potential to significantly improve the knowledge and skills of a new generation of surgeons. In terms of research and education, 3D-printed anatomical models have proven to be

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

3D Print a Skull and Facial Features from Our Top 10 Face Models

3D Print a Skull and Facial Features from Our Top 10 Face Models

3D Print a Skull and Facial Features from Our Top 10 Face Models Three-dimensional printing and modeling is a new technology that has exciting applications for rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. We now have the ability to 3D print a skull and 3D-printed face models have been used in the facial reconstruction process. We can also use 3D printing to recreate the muscles of the face. These types of models have been used in advanced procedures that help to restore facial features. One nota

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Create a 3D-Printed Rib Cage and Thorax from STL Files

Create a 3D-Printed Rib Cage and Thorax from STL Files

Create a 3D-Printed Rib Cage and Thorax from STL Files As the second largest largest hollow cavity (largest space between bones), the thoracic cavity encases the lungs, trachea, pericardium, base and apex of the heart, esophagus, as well as all the vessels transporting blood between the lungs and heart. The ribs enclosing these vital organs also include skeletal features such as the sternum, vertebral column, and breastbone. The feature separating the thoracic cavity from the largest cavity

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Download a 3D-Printable Human Heart 3D Model — Explore Our Top 10 Downloads!

Download a 3D-Printable Human Heart 3D Model — Explore Our Top 10 Downloads!

The human heart beats an astonishing 115,000 times each day. It's a fascinating (and essential) organ, which is why we are highlighting the heart and its support structures in this week's post, as well as sharing some intriguing STL files so you can create your own heart 3D model by using your own 3D printer. In this week's post, we will introduce you to the top 3D-printable STL files published on the embodi3D® website. Before you get started creating your own heart 3D model, you will need to re

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Medical 3D printing 101

Medical 3D printing 101

Bones   The main advantage of the orthopedical presurgical 3d printed models is the possibility to create an accurate model, which can be used for metal osteosynthesis premodelling - the surgeons can prepare (bend, twist, accommodate) the implants prior the operation. After a sterilisation (autoclaving, UV-light, gamma-ray etc etc), those implants can be used in the planned surgery, which will decrease the overall surgery time (in some cases with more than an hour) with all it's advant

valchanov

valchanov

Single versus multiple segmentation - Back and forth technique

Single versus multiple segmentation - Back and forth technique

There are many challenging cases, in which the single segmentation is not enough. The paranasal sinuses and the congenital heart defects are notable examples. My usual workflow was to segment whatever I can as good as it's possible, to clean the unnecessary structures and the artefacts, to export the segmentation as stl 3d model and then to "CAD my way around".  This is solid philosophy for simple, uncomplicated models, but for complex structures with a lot of small details and requirement from

valchanov

valchanov

Create a Pelvis 3D Model Using STL Files

Create a Pelvis 3D Model Using STL Files

Happy International Day of Radiology! Create a Pelvis 3D Model Using STL Files For the better part of history, human anatomy has been taught by using human cadavers. While the practice has become much more ethical over the past century (grave-robbing is a rarity), there has been a push among the medical community to transition from human cadavers to 3D-printed anatomical models. Recently, the Anatomical Sciences Education released a report that may be of interest to those in the medica

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

3D Printed Skull and the embodi3D® Top 10 Skull and Head Anatomy

3D Printed Skull and the embodi3D® Top 10 Skull and Head Anatomy

3D Printed Skull and the embodi3D® Top 10 Skull and Head Anatomy This week, embodi3D® brings you the best 3D anatomical models of the skull and head region, including several fascinating files that you can use to create a 3D printed skull. For medical professionals, students, and researchers, understanding the structure of the human skull is an important part of delivering an accurate diagnosis. Using tools such as democratiz3D® also helps medical professionals such as radiologists and surg

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Using a 3D Baby Ultrasound to Create Free 3D-Printed Models

Using a 3D Baby Ultrasound to Create Free 3D-Printed Models

Using a 3D Baby Ultrasound to Create Free 3D-Printed Models As a field with ready access to three-dimensional data sets, radiology has been quick to embrace 3D printing technologies. By uploading DICOM files from CT scans, radiologists can easily convert scans into STL (a 3D printer-ready file format). One exciting area where 3D printing is being used is with expectant parents. By using the files from a 3D baby ultrasound, 3D-printed models of babies can be created — even while the child is

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Femoral Vein Extension Model

Femoral Vein Extension Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Flexible SVC Extension Model

Flexible SVC Extension Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Vascular Training Models

Vascular Training Models

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Stand Alone Abdominal Aorta Model

Stand Alone Abdominal Aorta Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm EVAR Model

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm EVAR Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Upper and Lower Leg Extension Model

Upper and Lower Leg Extension Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Extendable Abdominal Aorta Model

Extendable Abdominal Aorta Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model

Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model

Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

IVC Filter Deployment and Retrieval Model

IVC Filter Deployment and Retrieval Model

Vascular Training Models Venous Models: IVC Filter Deployment/Retrieval Model: VIVC01000M Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension Model: VIVC01E2SC Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model: VGON01000C Femoral Vein Extension Model: VFEM01000C Flexible SVC Extension Model: VSVC01000F Vascular Training Models Arterial Models:

embodi3d

embodi3d

Exploring Teeth in a 3D Model Reveals More than You Think

Exploring Teeth in a 3D Model Reveals More than You Think

Exploring Teeth in a 3D Model Reveals More than You Think As with all medical fields, dentistry requires highly accurate modeling in order to create prosthetics and supporting oral health devices. While dentists have embraced digital 3D X-rays in completing diagnostic work, alginate-based dental molds are still the norm in the profession. The reason for this is simple: 3D-printed molds still weren't as accurate as 3D-printed models, therefore they were not useful in creating prosthetics, de

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

TOP TEN THE MOST DOWNLOAD SHOULDER 3D MODEL

TOP TEN THE MOST DOWNLOAD SHOULDER 3D MODEL

The upper extremity is connected to the axial skeleton and thoracic cage by the shoulder girdle. The unique arrangement of the skeletal and soft tissue structures of the shoulder allows for the greatest range of motion of any joint in the human body. For these same reasons, the shoulder joint is the least stable of all joints making it prone to dislocation and instability.   The glenohumearal joint has a greater range of motion than any other joint in the body. The small size of the gl

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

3D Printing Tutorial: Introduction to Free and Open-Source Software, 3D Slicer, MeshMixer, democratiz3D. From the 2018 RSNA Meeting

3D Printing Tutorial: Introduction to Free and Open-Source Software, 3D Slicer, MeshMixer, democratiz3D. From the 2018 RSNA Meeting

This tutorial is based on course I taught at the 2018 RSNA meeting in Chicago, Illinois. It is shared here free to the public. In this tutorial, we walk though how to convert a CT scan of the face into a 3D printable file, ready to be sent to a 3D printer. The patient had a gunshot wound to the face. We use only free or open-source software and services for this tutorial.   There are two parts to this tutorial: Part 1: How to use free desktop software to create your model

Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike

Project Fancy Skull

Project Fancy Skull

I decided to give my Prusa MK3 printer a real challenge, so I cut my best skull model, I added some slots for neodymium magnets and I started to print the parts. I'm done with the half of them and I'll update my post when I'm done. 

valchanov

valchanov

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