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About Blogs on Embodi3D
Select members of the Embodi3D community may be given the ability to create a blog and publish blog articles on the Embodi3D website. Blogging for new member is turned off by default as a spam reduction measure. Longtime members who have reliably contributed to the Embodi3D community through discussions in the forums, comments, or file sharing can ask to have blogging enabled on their accounts. Blog articles are featured on the Embodi3D.com homepage and are promoted using the Embodi3D social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc) and may provide significant exposure for the blogger.

 

Please DO:
1) Share your biomedical 3D printing work
2) Share you insights on current biomedical 3D printing topics and news
3) Help others with tutorials and shared 3D printable files

 

Please DON'T:
1) Post spam
2) Use the blog to promote outside commercial interests
3) Post hateful or disrespectful content, or use bad language.

 

To request blogging on your account, send a message to embodi3d via the Messenger in the top navigation bar.
Step 1: Start Creating your Blog
Once blogging is enabled on your account, you can create a blog. From the Blogs tab, click on the Manage Blogs button.

 

Step 1 Manage blogs 2

 

Step 2: From the Manage Blogs page, click "Create a Blog" Button

 

Step 2 Create A blog

 

Step 3: Agree to the terms for having a blog
Basically this just says you won't use your blog for evil purposes.

Step 3 Accept terms

 

Step 4: Configure the basics of your blog
Enter your blog name and description. Under Blog type, select "Local Blog." Embodi3D does not support external blogs.

Step 4 Blog title

 

Step 5: Set up the detailed parameters of your blog.
The default settings are fine more most people. Click "Save" when you are done

Step 5 Final parameters And save

 

Step 6: Create your first blog post
There are two ways you can create a blog entry.
Method 1: From the Manage Blogs page clicking on Options and select Post New Entry, as shown below.

Step 6 Post entry


Method 2: From the Blogs section, click on the Add Entry button.

 

Step 6 Post entry 2

 

 

Once you have started writing a post you will need to know how to create links, add images and add Youtube videos.

 

Instructions for Creating Links
To get a link, first, using your cursor highlight the text within the article, then in the editor tool bar click the chain icon with a + on it. This will then prompt you for the web page link. In the URL field enter the web site address. For example, http://yahoo.com. then click OK.

 

Working with images
Each article needs an entry image. Entry Image is located above the editor tool bar where it says "Entry Image". Click Browse... and then find the image on your local computer.

 

For other images you will need to do a 2 step process.
1) First you will need to click on "Create New Gallery Album" which is located just under "Entry Image" . In this album put the images you want to include in the article.
2) Then when you get to a place in the article where you need an image click on "My Media" in the editor. Then select Gallery Images and select the previously uploaded images you put in this gallery.

 

Inserting Youtube Videos
The blogging editor only supports Youtube videos. To get a video to show and play within the blog post it requires just a link. When you find a video you like on Youtube click on Share instead of Embed. The Youtube link will look something like this: 'https://youtu.be/c3LgY0W5QSo

 

Copy the Youtube link and then paste it into your blog post here on emobodi3d.com. It usually works best if there is one line space above and one line space below the Youtube link. If the link is pasted with text surrounding it the link may not be recognized as a video.

 

That's it! Congratulations and welcome as an Embodi3D blogger! 

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Embodi3D has created a line of super-accurate 3D printed vascular models for physician and medical professional advanced training. Created by a board-certified physician who performs vascular procedures daily, these models were created for maximum procedural realism while being more practical and less expensive than conventional animal labs or silicone tube models. Physician specialists who utilize these models include vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and radiologists. Numerous medical device companies use these models to teach and demonstrate their devices under realistic circumstances. Hospitals and medical schools use them to teach residents, fellows and medical students how to perform vascular procedures. Venous and arterial models are available. Contact us for model details and pricing.

Venous Models
We offer a base model that is designed for IVC filter deployment and retrieval, as well as four modules that are compatible with this base model. Simply swap out the relevant components. Specifications for each of the models are covered on the individual product pages which you can access by clicking on the links below.

 

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Arterial Models
Our arterial model product offering includes an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm EVAR model, and two abdominal aorta models, one of which stands alone, and one of which is extendable and compatible with the Upper and Lower Leg Extension model. Specifications for each of the models are covered on the individual product pages which you can access by clicking on the links below.

 

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Description: The IVC filter deployment/retrieval medical training model includes all the major venous structures in the human torso from the right jugular vein of the neck to the right and left common femoral veins at the level of the hips. The model allows for the education and training in a variety of venous and IVC filter related procedures.

 

The model was created from a real CT scan so the vessel positions, diameters, and angles are all real. Entry points are present at the right jugular vein and brachiocephalic vein for upper body access, and the bilateral common femoral veins for lower body access. Attachments are present to make placement of a real vascular sheath easy.

 

The model can be used to illustrate specific devices for the procedures listed and is used by medical device companies to demonstrate and teach the use of their products. The IVC model comes in a rugged and portable carrying case and is easily transportable. It assembles and disassembles in less than 20 seconds. A variety of extensions are available to expand the number of procedures that can be simulated.

 

 

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • IVC filter placement, jugular or femoral approach
  • Common iliac filter placement, jugular or femoral approach
  • IVC filter retrieval
  • Venous stenting
  • IVC and iliac vein thrombectomy or thrombolysis
  • Venous embolization
  • Hepatic vein cannulation


Compatibility:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: IVC Filter Deployment and Retrieval model (# VIVC01000M)

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Description: The iliac vein stenosis model is a single piece that replaces Part E (common iliac veins) in the IVC filter model. This model contains a high grade stenosis in the proximal left common iliac vein, the classic position of the so-called May-Thurner stenosis.

 

In May-Thurner syndrome, chronic compression and scarring of the proximal left common iliac vein, is caused by the crossing right common iliac artery. This results in stenosis of the left common iliac vein, slow blood flow, and eventually clotting and formation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). After the DVT is cleared with anticoagulation or thrombectomy/thrombolysis, the iliac vein stenosis must be treated with venous stenting.

 

This model has a 4 mm thick, 9 mm wide stenosis at the crossing point between the left common iliac vein and the right common iliac artery. It is perfect for practicing venous stenting and thrombectomy/ thrombolysis.

 

 

 

 

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • venous stenting
  • venous thrombectomy
  • venous thrombolysis
  • venous catheterization


Compatibility:

 


Required models:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Iliac Vein Stenosis Extension model (# VIVC01E2SC)

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Description: The extendable abdominal aorta model is an enhanced version of the older standalone abdominal aorta model (AABD01000C). In addition to a variety of improvements, it has thicker walls for enhanced durability and new standardized magnetic attachment points that allow it to connect to other embodi3D arterial models. Like its predecessor, it is very adaptable and allows numerous arterial interventions in the abdomen and pelvis to be performed. The detailed arterial anatomy was generated from a real CT scan, so the exact vessel shapes, diameters, and angles are all real. Numerous detailed mesenteric branches are included for maximum realism and for practicing extremely fine catheterization.

Vascular sheath attachment points are present at the right and left common femoral arteries, allowing sheath insertion at these points as in a real procedure. This provides an unparalleled level of realism for training in an in vitro model. It is a revolutionary training tool for interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons. It is commonly used at professional training sessions, trade shows and conventions, in-hospital training sessions, and at medical schools for teaching residents and fellows. Medical device companies use the model to demonstrate and teach the use of their micro catheter, wire, embolization and stent products to physicians.


The model assembles and disassembles in less than 20 seconds. It comes with its own durable and customized carrying case for safe and easy transport.

 

Aneurysms for embolization:

  • Splenic artery, proximal, fusiform aneurysm 20 mm diameter x 40 mm length
  • Splenic artery, distal, berry aneurysm, 20 mm diameter, 5 mm neck
  • Right renal, berry aneurysm, 10 mm diameter, 4 mm neck
  • Left internal iliac (hypogastric) artery, fusiform aneurysm, 25 mm diameter x 40 mm length

Stenoses for stenting:

  • Renal artery, left, 3 mm at origin
  • Superior mesenteric artery, 3mm at origin

Arteries Included:

  • Abdominal aorta
  • Common iliac arteries
  • Internal and external iliac arteries
  • Common femoral arteries
  • Celiac artery and branches
  • Splenic artery
  • Left gastric artery
  • Common hepatic artery, right hepatic artery
  • Gastroduodenal artery
  • Superior mesenteric artery and branches
  • Inferior mesenteric artery and branches
  • Renal arteries

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • Aneurysm embolization
    • General
    • Stent assisted
    • Balloon assisted
    • Vessel embolization
    • Splenic artery
    • Gastroduodenal artery (Y-90 mapping and upper GI bleeding)
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization mapping
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization treatment
  • Hepatic chemoembolization
  • Angiography for G.I. bleeding
  • Renal artery angiography
  • Renal artery stenting
  • Superior mesenteric artery stenting
  • Pelvic angiography and embolization for trauma
  • Internal iliac (hypogastric) artery embolization
  • Internal iliac artery stent-grafting
  • Abdominal aorta stent-grafting

Compatibility:

For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Extendable Abdominal Aorta Model (# AABD02000C)

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Description: The original abdominal aorta model has detailed arterial anatomy generated from a real CT scan, so the exact vessel shapes, diameters, and angles are all real. Numerous detailed vessel branches are included for maximum realism and for practicing extremely fine catheterization. For example, the right, middle, and left hepatic arteries are included, which are only accessible after four levels of branching (Aorta -> Celiac artery -> Common hepatic artery -> Proper hepatic artery -> Right, middle, and left hepatic arteries).

 

Vascular sheath attachment points are present at the right and left common femoral arteries, as they would be during a real procedure. This provides an unparalleled level of realism for training in an in vitro model. It is a revolutionary training tool for interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons. It is commonly used at professional training sessions, trade shows and conventions, in-hospital training sessions, and at medical schools for teaching residents and fellows. Medical device companies use the model to demonstrate and teach the use of their micro catheter, wire, and embolization products to physicians. This model is not compatible with other embodi3D models at this time.

 

The model assembles and disassembles in less than 20 seconds. It comes with its own durable and customized carrying case for safe and easy transport.

 

 

Aneurysms for embolization:

  • Splenic artery, proximal, 25 mm berry aneurysm, 10 mm neck
  • Splenic artery, distal, 20 mm berry aneurysm, 7.5 mm neck
  • Right renal, 10 mm berry aneurysm, 8 mm neck
  • Left renal, inferior, 5 mm berry aneurysm, 3.5 mm neck
  • Left iliac artery, fusiform aneurysm, 33 mm x 23 mm


Arterial Stenoses:

  • Left renal, accessory branch, stenosis, 2mm


Arteries Included:

  • Arteries Included:
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Common iliac arteries
  • Internal and external iliac arteries
  • Common femoral arteries
  • Celiac artery and branches
  • Splenic artery
  • Left gastric artery
  • Common hepatic artery, right hepatic artery
  • Gastroduodenal artery
  • Superior mesenteric artery and branches
  • Inferior mesenteric artery and branches
  • Renal arteries


Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • Aneurysm embolization
    • General
    • Stent assisted
    • Balloon assisted

    Vessel embolization

    • Splenic artery
    • Gastroduodenal artery (Y-90 mapping and upper GI bleeding)
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization mapping
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization treatment
  • Hepatic chemoembolization
  • Angiography for G.I. bleeding
  • Renal artery angiography
  • Renal artery stenting
  • Pelvic angiography and embolization for trauma
  • Internal iliac artery embolization
  • Internal iliac artery stent-grafting
  • Abdominal aorta stent-grafting


Compatibility:

  • None


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Stand Alone Abdominal Aorta Model (# AABD01000C)

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Description: The femoral vein extension model extends the standard IVC venous model to the tibial veins below the knee. With a left iliac vein adapter part, the femoral and popliteal vein can be attached to the IVC model, giving a complete venous system from the jugular vein in the neck to the tibial veins below the left knee.

 

This venous model is perfect for demonstrating thrombolysis and thrombectomy devices, and for simulating lower extremity venous intervention from the popliteal approach. Sheath access points are present at the common femoral vein and distal popliteal vein segments.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • DVT thrombectomy
  • DVT thrombolysis
  • venous angioplasty and stenting
  • IVC filter placement (popliteal access)


Compatibility:


Required models:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Femoral Vein Extension Model (# VFEM01000C)

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Description: The flexible SVC and heart advanced IVC filter retrieval model is a large single piece model made of flexible material that accurately simulates the compliance of a vein. The softer material allows the passage of rigid instruments, such as metal biopsy forceps or rigid TIPS access cannulas. As these instruments are passed through the model, the walls deform to accommodate the instruments as they would in real life. This large single piece replaces the top three pieces of the standard IVC filter model.

 

 

 

 

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • Advanced IVC filter retrieval
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation (TIPS)
  • Transjugular liver biopsy
  • Myocardial biopsy


Compatibility:

Required models:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Flexible SVC Extension Model (#VSVC01000F)

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Description: The upper and lower leg extension model contains all the major arterial structures of the left leg from the hip to the level of the ankle. When connected to the extendable abdominal aorta model (Model # AABD02000C) or the AAA EVAR model (Model #AAAA01000C), complete arterial anatomy from the diaphragm to the ankles can be simulated. An SFA stenosis is incorporated in the model to allow stent placement. Detailed tibial arteries are included which can be catheterized. The model is ideal for demonstrating lower extremity arterial interventions.

 

 

 

 

 

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • Superficial femoral artery stenting
    • Catheter atherectomy
    • Superficial femoral artery
  • Tibial arteries
  • Balloon angioplasty (low-pressure)
  • Lower extremity angiography


Compatibility:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Upper and Lower Leg Extension Model (#AALE01000C)

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Description: The abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) model contains a large fusiform abdominal aortic aneurysm for placement of aortic stent grafts (EVAR). The aneurysm measures 59 mm in diameter at its widest point. 26 French common femoral artery access points are present bilaterally to facilitate introduction of large devices. A strategically positioned magnetic connector in the middle of the aneurysm body allows the model to be disassembled for easy removal of deployed stent-grafts.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

 

  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)

Compatibility:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm EVAR Model (#AAAA01000C)

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Description: The gonadal vein embolization model is a two-part model that is compatible with the standard IVC filter deployment/ retrieval model. It consists of a modified IVC segment that snaps into place in the IVC position, and a distal gonadal vein segment.

 

The pathologically dilated gonadal vein is from a real patient with severe pelvic congestion syndrome and consists of a dilated left gonadal vein that measures 11 mm in diameter. The abnormal vein can be accessed from the femoral or jugular approach and is perfect for deploying coils, occlusion devices, or foam. Once deployed the embolization devices can be easily removed.

 

 

Procedures that this model can teach or practice:

  • Gonadal vein embolization
  • Renal vein sampling
  • Adrenal vein sampling

Compatibility:

Required models:


For questions and pricing contact us. Please include the model name and number with your inquiry: Gonadal Vein Embolization Extension Model (# VGON01000C)

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The Most Advanced Vascular Training Models for Physicians

 

Embodi3D has created a line of super-accurate 3D printed vascular models for physician and medical professional advanced training. Created by a board-certified physician who performs vascular procedures daily, these models were created for maximum procedural realism while being more practical and less expensive than conventional animal labs or silicone tube models. Physician specialists who utilize these models include vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and radiologists. Numerous medical device companies use these models to teach and demonstrate their devices under realistic circumstances. Hospitals and medical schools use them to teach residents, fellows and medical students how to perform vascular procedures.

 

To view our full product catalog with updated information please see the Vascular Training Models page. You will learn about the models shown on this page and many more.

 

If you are interested in these training models, please Contact us.

 

IVC Filter - Whole Body Venous Training Model

The whole body venous medical training model includes all the major venous structures in the human body from the right jugular vein of the neck to the right and left common femoral veins at the level of the hips. The whole body venous model allows for the education and training in a variety of IVC filter related procedures. The model was created from a real CT scan so the vessel positions, diameters, and angles are all real. Entry points are present at the right jugular vein and brachiocephalic vein for upper body access, and the bilateral common femoral veins for lower body access. Attachments are present to make placement of a real vascular sheath easy.

 

The model can be used to teach or practice the following procedures:

  • IVC filter placement, jugular or femoral approach
  • Common iliac filter placement, jugular or femoral approach
  • IVC filter retrieval
  • Venous stenting
  • IVC and iliac vein thrombectomy or thrombolysis
  • Venous embolization
  • Hepatic vein cannulation


The model can be used to illustrate specific devices for the procedures listed above and is used by medical device companies to demonstrate and teach the use of their products. The IVC model comes in a portable carrying case and is easily transportable. It assembles and disassembles in less than 20 seconds.

 

 

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Caption: An attendee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting deploying an IVC filter in the IVC filter training model. Models are commonly used at medical trade shows to allow attendees to quickly get hands-on experience with medical equipment.

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in the IVC Filter - whole body venous training model, please contact us.

 

Abdomen and Pelvis Arterial Embolization and Stenting Medical Model

The abdomen and pelvis embolization and stenting model has detailed arterial anatomy generated from a real CT scan, so the exact vessel shapes, diameters, and angles are all real. Numerous detailed vessel branches are included for maximum realism and for practicing extremely fine catheterization. For example, the right, middle, and left hepatic arteries are included, which are only accessible after four levels of branching (Aorta -> Celiac artery -> Common hepatic artery -> Proper hepatic artery -> Right, middle, and left hepatic arteries). Vascular sheath attachment points are present at the right and left common femoral arteries, as they would be during a real procedure. This provides an unparalleled level of realism for training in an in vitro model. It is a revolutionary training tool for interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons. It is commonly used at professional training sessions, trade shows and conventions, in-hospital training sessions, and at medical schools for teaching residents and fellows. Medical device companies use the model to demonstrate and teach the use of their microcatheter, wire, and embolization products to physicians.

 

 

This medical model can be used to teach or practice the following procedures:

  • Aneurysm embolization
  • Stent assisted embolization
  • Balloon assisted embolization
  • Splenic artery embolization
  • Gastroduodenal artery embolization
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization mapping
  • Yttrium-90 radioembolization treatment
  • Hepatic chemoembolization
  • Angiography for G.I. bleeding
  • Renal artery angiography
  • Renal artery stenting
  • Pelvic angiography and embolization for trauma
  • Internal iliac artery embolization
  • Internal iliac artery stent-grafting
  • Abdominal aorta stent-grafting

 


Arteries Included:

  • Abdominal aorta
  • Common iliac arteries
  • Internal and external iliac arteries
  • Common femoral arteries
  • Celiac artery and branches
  • Splenic artery
  • Left gastric artery
  • Common hepatic artery, left, middle, and right hepatic arteries
  • Gastroduodenal artery
  • Superior mesenteric artery and branches
  • Inferior mesenteric artery and branches
  • Renal arteries


Aneurysms included:

  • Splenic artery, proximal, 25 mm berry aneurysm, 10 mm neck
  • Splenic artery, distal, 20 mm berry aneurysm, 7.5 mm neck
  • Right renal, 10 mm berry aneurysm, 8 mm neck
  • Left renal, inferior, 5 mm berry aneurysm, 3.5 mm neck
  • Left iliac artery, fusiform aneurysm, 33 mm x 23 mm


Arterial Stenoses:

  • Left renal, accessory branch, stenosis, 2mm

 


The model assembles and disassembles in less than 20 seconds. It comes with its own durable and customized carrying case for safe and easy transport

 

Thank you for your interest in Embodi3D's advanced vascular training models. If you have any additional questions about our existing training models, or are interested in having us create a new training model for your special need, please contact us.

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Dear Community Members,
After many months of work, we are happy to announce the addition of a feature that will allow you to sell medical models you have designed on Embodi3D.com. While we always have encouraged our members to consider allowing their medical STL files to be downloaded for free, we understand that when a ton of time is invested in creating a valuable and high-quality model, it is reasonable to ask for something in return. Now Embodi3D members have two options: 1) You can share your medical models for free, or 2) you can charge for them. We hope these two options encourage more sharing and file uploads. The more models available, the more it helps the medical 3D printing community.

 

For more details on how to sell your medical masterpieces on Embodi3D, go to the selling page.

 

 

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Thanks, and happy 3D printing!