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We had a file sharing contest in May of 2017, where those members who uploaded and shared a file were entered to win. We had many good entries and it was a tough choice, but we found a winner! Michael Platt is our winner! He submitted and shared two STL downloads; a thoracic vertebra and a renal cortex. We selected the renal cortex because the download contains two STL files: an intact renal cortex and another STL with the cortex sliced in half.

 

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Michael is a medical physicist with a passion for 3D printing and design. His research involves 3D printing and scanning in radiation oncology. He loves 3D printing and thinks that it has wonderful potential in medicine. We couldn't agree more!

 

We are having a file review contest in June with a $50 prize. All that is required is to download a file and write a review. Each file you review in June 2017 will be an entry in our contest. There is no limit to the number of files you can review. To learn more and see complete rules please visit our contest page.

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Welcome to our May 2017 newsletter! Read on to learn how you can participate in our file sharing contest and win an Amazon gift certificate, what improvements we have made to democratiz3D, and where you can find source medical files for 3D printing.

 

democratiz3D: New NRRD & STL Thumbnail Creation

 

democratiz3D(TM), our online tool which converts a medical scan study to a 3D printable file, has had an exciting upgrade: it now automatically creates thumbnails for NRRD files. As a reminder, the NRRD files are created from the original DICOM files from CT scans. Thumbnails are now automatically generated for all newly uploaded files. Once you submit a file for processing the thumbnails images will be available almost immediately. Simply refresh your browser window to see the thumbnails.

 

NRRD Thumbnail files

 

You can make thumbnails for your existing NRRD and STL files by clicking "Generate Thumbnails" on the file detail page. NRRD thumbnail generation takes a few seconds. Please note thumbnails are generated for STL files as well, but these take several minutes to process.

A Collection of Medical Scan Files

A new category called Medical Scan Files has been added to our Download area. This is a collection of NRRD source files uploaded and shared by members. Check it out, and please share your files so we can continue to grow our medical file library.

 

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May Medical 3D Printing File Sharing Contest

Speaking of sharing, we are now running a contest for the best shared file with the winner receiving a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Share a file when you upload and you are automatically entered to win. The contest runs the month of May.

 

April 3D Printable STL File Review Contest Winner

Congratulations to Cris, who won our April file review contest! Cris is CEO and cofounder of Tenere Technology, a medical software development company, based in Madrid, Spain. Cris and her team are working to discover the world of 3D printing and excited about the amazing possibilities.

 

She reviewed an anatomically accurate scapula STL file. She wrote a nice review including an image of the scapula she printed using a file contributed by member health_physics.

3D Printed Scapula

 

In her review Cris also includes a picture of her 3D printer and helpful 3D printing details like wall thickness, print speed and type of material used.

Meet Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike will be speaking at FUSE 2017, Formlabs User Conference in Boston on June 6. If you are attending the conference, please seek out Dr. Mike. It is a unique opportunity to let him know how you use embodi3D and how we can improve.

We Want Your Feedback

We would like to thank our members who have provided feedback and thus contributed to the improvements we covered in this newsletter. Please keep sending us your feedback and making the experience better for everyone!

 

Let's grow our community together! The Embodi3D Team

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In April 2017, embodi3D held its first review writing contest. Many great reviews were posted and we selected a review by Cris as the winner. She is the recipient of the $25 Amazon gift certificate. Congratulations Cris!

 

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She reviewed an anatomically accurate scapula STL file.  She wrote a nice review including an image of the scapula she printed using the file uploaded by health_physics. In her review Cris also includes a picture of her 3D printer and helpful 3D printing details like wall thickness, print speed and type of material used.

 

We are having a file sharing contest in May and have increased the prize to $50. All that is required is to upload a file, share the file and write a brief description. Each shared file you upload in May 2017 will be an entry in our contest. There is no limit to the number of files you can upload and share. To learn more and see complete rules please visit our contest page.

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The Embodi3D website offers a large and ever-growing library of 3D printable files that are available for free to anyone who signs up for a free account. Images include files from normal anatomy to those related to paleontology to complex musculoskeletal tumors. This site was founded by a practicing interventional radiologist with a passion for 3D printing and perfecting an easier method for converting files into those that may be downloaded and printed—a medical 3D printing application called democratiz3D.

 

Commercial Medical 3D Printing Software

Three-dimensional printing has become a popular research and industrial interest in the orthopaedic surgery world. International companies such as Stryker (www.stryker.com) and DePuy Synthes (www.depuysynthes.com) are now marketing designs in craniofacial reconstruction, arthroplasty, and spine deformity surgery that utilize 3D printing in order to individualize implants and surgical techniques. Specialized software for 3D printing in healthcare is sold by Materialise in an offering called Mimics. Vital Images, a medical imaging and informatics company, has partnered with Stratsys, a 3D printer manufacturer, to provide a segmentation and healthcare 3D printing solution. However, these technologies are costly, and may be cost-prohibitive for the average patient or surgeon.

 

Three-Dimensional Printing for Patient Education and Surgical Planning

Although most radiology departments currently have the capability to quickly convert a CT (computer tomography) scan to a three-dimensional image for better understanding of a patient’s anatomy, visualized anatomy cannot replace the ability to feel and manipulate a model. Three-dimensional printing can, however, bring these images to life. Printers have the capability to use differing materials, such as polymers, plastics, ceramics, metals, and biologics to create models. These models can be an excellent tool for patient and trainee education as well as surgical planning. In procedures such as complex tumors or difficult pelvic fractures, the surgeon could practice different techniques on an exact replica of the patient’s anatomy so that they have a better grasp of their approach to the patient. Furthermore, trainees currently learn and practice their surgical skills on cadaveric specimens, which can also be costly. Having access to a 3D printer that could create models could potentially decrease the utilization of cadavers.

 

Free and Easy Medical Three-Dimensional Printing

Creating files from CT scans that can be used in 3D printing is easy with the use of the Embodi3d website. Detailed instructions are available on the tutorial pages of the website, but a brief overview will be described here. CT scans may be obtained from the radiology department in DICOM format. Free software available online at www.slicer.org can be used to review the DICOM imaging, isolate the area of interest and convert to an .nrrd file. This .nrrd file may then be loaded onto the democratiz3D application and formatted in a number of ways based on threshold as shown in the images below.

 

Files may be opened through the application or dragged and dropped into the file area (Figure 1, Figure 2). Details of the file, such as the title, description of the anatomy or pathology, and keywords are placed beneath the upload (Figure 3). Different thresholds are available to be automatically placed on the uploaded file, including bone, detailed bone, muscle, and skin (Figure 4). These files as well as the final, processed, files may be shared or remain private, free or at a fee to download by the community.


Figure 1. The link to the democratiz3D application is located at the top menu bar of the main page at https://www.embodi3d.com.

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Figure 2. Once on the democratiz3D application, you may upload the .nrrd file or drag and drop the .nrrd file into the uploading area.

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Figure 3. While the .nrrd file is processing, you may edit the details of the file, such as the title, tags, and description.

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Figure 4. The application allows for thresholding of bone, detailed bone, muscle, and skin from the uploaded CT scan.

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Once the file has been processed, you receive a notification and may view the file as well as automatically created screen shots (Figure 5). This is now an STL file that may be downloaded by clicking “Download this file”. If this is a file that you have downloaded, you may also edit the details of the file, move it to another category or upload a new version of the STL file directly onto the page (Figure 6). Although the democratiz3D application is a powerful and quick tool to convert .nrrd files to STL files, it is limited by the quality of the CT scan. Therefore, users may wish to clean up the model using free software such as Meshmixer or Blender. Once the files have been edited, they are maintained as an STL file that may be directly uploaded onto the page as a new version (Figure 7). These may then be placed in a category that is most descriptive of the file (Figure 8).

 

Figure 5. After about 5-20 minutes of processing (depending on the size of the file), you will get a notification and e-mail that the file has processed. The democrati3D application has converted the file into an STL file is now available for downloading and use in 3D printing.

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Figure 6. If you would like to change the details, or upload new files or screen shots, you may choose from the drop-down menu.

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Figure 7. In order to upload a new version of the file, such as after it is edited in the free software Meshmixer or Blender, you may choose from the drop-down menu and drag and drop a new STL file.

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Figure 8. Because Embodi3D has created a library divided into different categories, you may move your file into the appropriate category to allow for ease of sharing with the community.

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Alternatively, files that have been downloaded and edited may be uploaded as new files using the “Create” selection on the top menu (Figure 9). Once you have chosen the most accurate category (Figure 10), you can upload the new file by selecting the file or drag and drop into the proper area (Figure 11). This will then take you to similar section as outlined above in order to edit the details and sharing options for your file.

 

Figure 9. Upload an STL file by selecting the “Create” menu at the top of the webpage.

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Figure 10. Select the category under which the file most accurately fits.

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Figure 11. Upload the STL file by dragging and dropping or selecting the file.

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As you can see, creating STL files from individual CT scans is an easy, 15-20 minute process that is reasonable for the busy orthopaedic surgeon to utilize in their practice.

 

For educational purposes, however, not every trainee, surgeon, or radiologist has access to patients with such a wide array of pathologies. The Embodi3D community provides an ever-growing diverse library of normal anatomy and pathology that may be downloaded for free and used for 3D printing. The files are divided into categories including: Bones, Muscles, Cardiac and Vascular, Brain and nervous system, Organs of the Body, Veterinary, Paleontology, Anthropology, Research and Miscellaneous.
 

In order to access these files, click “Download” from the top menu (Figure 12), which will take you to the main Downloads page (Figure 13). The categories available are listed on the right side of the page, and will bring you to each category page. There, the number of files available within each category is listed. Once the desired file is selected, the file may be downloaded as described above.

 

Figure 12. In order to access the library of files, click “Download” from the top menu on the main page.

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Figure 13. The Downloads page has a listing of the available categories to browse and explore for the desired files.

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Creating and printing 3D models of CT scans will be useful in the future of medicine and the era of individualized medicine. The free library of medical 3D printing files available at embodi3D.com as well as the free conversion application democratiz3D will be an invaluable resource for education as well as for the private orthopaedic surgeon with limited resources. Furthermore, because healthcare costs are a main focus in the United States, having the ability to download and create models for a much lower price than through commercial 3D printing companies will be useful to decrease the cost of individualized care.

 

For more information about 3D printing in orthopaedic surgery, please see the following references:

 

  1. Cai H. Application of 3D printing in orthopedics: status quo and opportunities in China. Ann Transl Med. 2015;3(Suppl 1):S12.
  2. Eltorai AEM, Nguyen E, Daniels AH. Three-Dimensional Printing in Orthopedic Surgery. Orthopedics. 2015;38(11):684-687.
  3. Mulford JS, Babazadeh S, Mackay N. Three-dimensional printing in orthopaedic surgery: review of current and future applications. ANZ J Surg. 2016;86(9):648-653.
  4. Tack P, Victor J, Gemmel P, Annemans L. 3D-printing techniques in a medical setting: a systematic literature review. Biomed Eng Online. 2016;15(1):115.
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Welcome to our April 2017 newsletter! Read on to learn how you can participate in our review writing contest and win an Amazon gift certificate, what improvements we have made to democratiz3D, and what our medical device development service offers.

 

3D Printable File Review Writing Contest

Download a file, post a review and you are automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate. We will award the prize to the writer of the best review. The contest runs the month of April.

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democratiz3D: Medical 3D Printing for All

democratiz3D(TM), our online tool which converts a medical scan study to a 3D printable file, has had an upgrade that allows for improved processing of dental, and face bone models. Lung CT scans with hard (sharpened) reconstruction kernels also have improved performance. Additionally, there are new materials that are shown in thumbnail renders for muscle and skin files. Going forward, thumbnails are now three colors white (bone), redish-brown (muscle) and gray (skin). Check it out, and let us know how you like it.

Custom 3D Printing for Medical Device Development

Embodi3D creates customized and highly detailed 3D printed medical models from real patient medical scans. You are assured the anatomy is realistic because it comes from a real patient. We can create sets of models, meeting your specifications for age/gender/pathology, thus giving you the most accurate picture of anatomic variability in your target patient population.

 

3D printed Model for Medical Device Development

A Collection of Medical Scan Files

Prior to model creation we perform a consultation to understand your needs in detail, so that the models are precisely tailored to test your device. Reply to this email for more information.

We Want Your Feedback

We would like to thank our members who have provided feedback and thus contributed to the improvements we covered in this newsletter. Please keep sending us your feedback and making the experience better for everyone!

 

Let's grow our community together!
The Embodi3D Team

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Welcome to our November 2016 newsletter! We will discuss our medical 3D printing tool and highlight a new website feature.

 

Dr. Mike is at the RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago. If you are attending the conference, make sure to check out the expanded 3D printing exhibits and attend one of Dr. Mike’s workshops “3D Printing Hands-on with Open Source Software”.

 

democratiz3D: Medical 3D Printing for All

At the end of September we launched a tool that converts a medical CT scan into a bone STL model and optimizes it for 3D printing. Once complete, you can download your file, share it with the community, or sell it in our Marketplace. We have made so many improvements in the last 2 months that we are renaming the service “democratiz3D(TM)” – reflecting our mission to democratize medical 3D printing by making it easily accessible to anyone, through tutorials, blogs, discussion forums, a marketplace, and now software. What used to require expensive software or complicated workflows is now done in minutes with democratiz3D(TM). Dr. Mike has put together several tutorials showing how to use this tool.

 

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democratiz3D currently lets our members convert a medical CT scan into:

  • a bone STL model
  • a muscle STL model
  • a skin STL model

Do you need a different type of file conversion or medical model? Let us know, as we keep adding more features.

embodi3D's Improved Website

Our website, embodi3d.com, recently underwent a major upgrade, making the site easier to navigate. A new feature we want to highlight is the Activity menu navigation tab. This is where you can find recent site updates at a glance. You can set up streams to get updates on content created by members you follow, making it easier for you to track content you are most interested in. A snapshot of a portion of the November activity feed is below.

 

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We Want Your Feedback

We would like to thank our members who have provided feedback and thus contributed to the improvements we covered in this newsletter. Please keep sending us your feedback and making the experience better for everyone!

 

Let's grow our community together!

The Embodi3D Team

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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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Welcome to the May 2016 embodi3D communication! In this letter we will highlight one member's contribution, showcase our new product catalog, and ask for your feedback. Let's get started!

 

Member Spotlight: Terrie Simmons-Ehrhardt

Terrie Simmons-Ehrhardt, is a forensic anthropologist at Virginia Commonwealth University, who uses 3D printing to build a human osteology study collection. Her primary research is studying the relationship between the skull and the face for forensic facial approximation.

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She has written a great tutorial on using the Grayscale Model Maker module in 3D Slicer to create 3D printable anatomic models. In addition to the tutorial, she uploaded the resulting STL file to the embodi3D marketplace where other members can download it for free. This is a great example of what can be accomplished with free resources and ingenuity. Way to go Terrie!

embodi3D's Vascular Model Product Catalog

Did you know embodi3D produces 3D printed vascular training models for physician and medical professional training? 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.

 

Vascular Training Model

 

We continue to develop new models and now have 9 venous and arterial models available. To handle the large volume of inquiries we have an online product catalog. Reply to this email with product questions.

We Want Your Feedback

We want to learn how we can help our members share their work. Please take our short poll. It takes less than 1 minute to complete.

 

At embodi3d.com we want to help members share their enthusiasm for biomedical 3D printing. One of the best ways to share is by uploading files to the marketplace. We have stocked the marketplace with files ready for 3D printing. However, there is an unlimited number of conditions which can be modeled. We can't think of all the possibilities.

 

This is where you come in. Many of our members have contributed files and this enriches the experience for everyone. We want to enable more members to share. We understand many members have questions, and want to learn how we can help you share your work. Please take our poll so we can continue improving your experience. Thanks for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated!

Wishing You Much Success!
The Embodi3D Team

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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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Welcome to the first embodi3D.com newsletter.com! We will communicate upcoming events, new site features, noteworthy content and provide industry updates through this newsletter.

 

Embodi3d.com is a place for sharing, learning and growing as biomedical 3D printing enthusiasts. Tutorials, blog articles, forum posts and file sharing are just some of the ways we are building a medical 3D printing community.

 

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Introducing the embodi3D.com Marketplace

For well over a year now we have offered a File Vault filled with free files. Members have contributed many of these files and now we want to give members the opportunity to sell files as well. We are launching a marketplace where you can buy and sell files related to biomedical 3D printing. The File Vault is now called the Marketplace. Members can choose whether the files they upload are available for free or set a sales price. Feel free to price your files as you deem appropriate. We know a lot of work goes into making the files! Read this article for selling files and watch this video tutorial for buying files. This is a beta release and we encourage you to reply to this email with feedback.

 

We have updated our Terms of Use to reflect the new features offered through the marketplace. Please review the new Terms of Use on embodi3D.com. Your continued use of the site constitutes agreement with these terms.

 

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The Most Advanced Vascular Training Models

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.

 

Dr. Mike will be at the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting beginning tomorrow in Vancouver. He will demonstrate the use of these models in a variety of endovascular procedures.

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Participate in the embodi3D.com Community

We invite you to participate in the embodi3d.com community. Did you know members are eligible to write blog articles? In addition to uploading files and posting in our forums, members can publish articles on our blog. If you are interested in blogging, simply reply to this email.

Thanks for reading and let us know if there are any topics you would like us to cover in future newsletters.

 

Wishing You Much Success!
The Embodi3D Team

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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!