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A blog by Angel that documents the best medical and scientific 3D printable files on the embodi3D.com website.

 

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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

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

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Angel Sosa

Top ten new users on Embodi3d

Top ten new users on Embodi3d

New embodi3d users have uploaded great 3d models with excellent details! Here are the best from this week, we invite you join our community and discover this cutting edge technology  of today and the future in the medical field. Sign up it´s easy!         1. A stl file showing the normal kidney location  AABERNETHY uploaded this excellent 3D model. The kidneys are paired retroperitoneal structures that are normally located between the transverse processes of T12-L3 verte

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Angel Sosa

Top Orbital and Skull 3D Model STL Files

Top Orbital and Skull 3D Model STL Files

Top Orbital and Skull 3D Model STL Files on embodi3D® In our day-to-day lives, we rely on vision more than any of the other four senses, so it only makes sense that human anatomy has adapted to include several features which keep our eyes safe: tear ducts, eyelids, and of course the orbital bone. The orbit (also known as the "eye socket") provides a rigid form of support and protection for some of the most sensitive parts of the eye including the central retinal artery, maeula, retina, chor

Angel Sosa

Angel Sosa

Top 10: Free Downloadable 3D Knee Model and Other STL Files

Top 10: Free Downloadable 3D Knee Model and Other STL Files

Top 10: Free Downloadable 3D Knee Model and Other STL Files As a complex joint and one of the largest joints in the body, the knee joint is a fascinating feature of the human form. This joint not only has the task of joining the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (knee cap), but also remaining flexible enough to allow for compound movements, such as running, jumping, dancing, kicking a soccer ball — the list goes on. The knee joint may have the greatest range of motion thank

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Angel Sosa

TOP 10 ORGAN STL FILES DOWNLOADED ON EMBODI3D®

TOP 10 ORGAN STL FILES DOWNLOADED ON EMBODI3D®

Welcome to this week's Top Ten, featuring some exciting STL files and medical models, many of which you can download and print using your own 3D printing machine. When you upload your organ STL files to embodi3d®, you are helping researchers, students, and inquisitive minds everywhere to develop innovative diagnostic, interventional, and surgical techniques.    Medical 3D printing can be used to create centimeter- to sub-millimeter-accurate models. These include the hearts, lungs, kidn

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Angel Sosa

Top 10 Muscle Anatomy Models Uploaded to embodi3D®

Top 10 Muscle Anatomy Models Uploaded to embodi3D®

Top 10 Muscle Anatomy Models Uploaded to embodi3D® Muscles of the human anatomy form an amazingly quilted patchwork that allow us to do, well whatever is we do. There are muscles that allow us to perform intricate tasks, such as finagling with a screw to fix eyeglasses, or paint a highly detailed portrait. Then there are those muscles that allow us to run, swing a bat, and don't forget the cardiac muscle, which helps supply the blood necessary to complete all these tasks. Long before the da

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Angel Sosa

Top 10 Free Downloadable CT Angiogram (CTA) 3D Printable Models on embodi3D

Top 10 Free Downloadable CT Angiogram (CTA) 3D Printable Models on embodi3D

Top 10 Free Downloadable CT Angiogram (CTA) 3D Printable Models on embodi3D.® For several years now, surgeons, radiologists, and others in the medical profession have used 3D-printed vascular simulation models from CT angiograms (CTAs) to practice complex procedures, as well as for research and educational purposes. The growth has been fueled by the development of high resolution imaging studies merging with the rapid development of 3D printing technologies, and the development of new print

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Angel Sosa

This Week's Top 3D-Printable Dental, Orthodontic, and Maxillofacial Downloads

This Week's Top 3D-Printable Dental, Orthodontic, and Maxillofacial Downloads

In this week's post, we feature some exceptional 3D-printable orthodontic, maxillofacial, and dental scans, including the orbits of the skull, lower teeth, as well as a severe case o jaw bone cavitation. Those practicing in dentistry or orthodontia have likely read about  3D printing's use as an educational tool among colleagues, students, and patients — but, this is just the beginning. A recent article in The Angle Orthodontist highlighted a study by Indiana University School of Dentistry in wh

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Angel Sosa

October´s top 10 on embodi3d

October´s top 10 on embodi3d

In this week's blog entry, we'd like to share the top ten of the best medical 3D printing models downloaded this month, as well as a few detailed examples that garnered the attention of embodi3D® users over the past month.  3D printing is already being used to develop a broad range of medical devices with clinically effective results. The medical fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery and the musculoskeletal system are leading the way in validating the efficacy and effectiveness of 3D-printed

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Angel Sosa

MRI´s Free Top ten on embodi3D®

MRI´s Free Top ten on embodi3D®

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows for the delineation between normal and abnormal tissue on a macroscopic scale, sampling an entire tissue volume three-dimensionally. While MRI is an extremely sensitive tool for detecting tissue abnormalities, association of signal changes with an underlying pathological process is usually not straightforward. This digital model can then be used to create a 3D-printed custom holder for the brain. (1,2,3)   An MRI sequence is a number of radiofreq

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Angel Sosa

Great 3D Medical Printing Files Recently Shared on embodi3D®

Great 3D Medical Printing Files Recently Shared on embodi3D®

In this week's blog entry, we'd like to share some of the best medical 3D printing models, as well as a few detailed examples that garnered the attention of embodi3D® users over the past month. 3D-printable STL files like these are helping physicians and medical students to further their understanding of complex diagnoses and treatments — and your contributions are a big part of embodi3D's continued success.   If you are not yet an embodi3D member, we invite you to register and take ad

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Angel Sosa

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

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Angel Sosa

Explore the Neck Anatomy in a free and downloadable 3D Model

Explore the Neck Anatomy in a free and downloadable 3D Model

Explore the Neck Anatomy in a free and downloadable 3D Model The "neck"—colloquially speaking—is the section of human anatomy between the head and the rest of the body. The word "cervical" is derived from Latin and simply translates to "of the neck." The neck has a huge responsibility in supporting the head, while also allowing enough flexibility to change the position of the head—a full 60 to 80 degrees of rotation in most healthy adults. Because of its versatility and utility, the neck is

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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

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Angel Sosa

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

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Angel Sosa

Creating a Stomach Anatomy Model with CT Scans and 3D Printing

Creating a Stomach Anatomy Model with CT Scans and 3D Printing

This week's embodi3D® blog post is inspired by a recently published article titled "Three-Dimensional Printing Surgical Applications". The scholarly article goes in depth on the current state of biomedical 3D-printing applications, with a special focus on how the technology may affect the ever-growing list of patients on the organ transplant waiting list, which numbers over 150,000 in the United States alone.   While medical 3D printing has been used to create 3D-printed models for tra

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Angel Sosa

Creating a Kidney Free and Downloadable Models Using the Latest Medical 3D Printing Technologies

Creating a Kidney Free and Downloadable Models Using the Latest Medical 3D Printing Technologies

Creating a Kidney Free and Downloadable Models Using the Latest Medical 3D Printing Technologies At embodi3D®, we see the utility of creating a kidney model using 3D printing technologies as a way to better understand this complex and utterly vital organ. Through CT-converted STL files, researchers, students, and medical practitioners can examine the kidney in 3D form and in a state that is more natural.    An average kidney has a peripheral cortex, central medulla, vessels, uroth

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Angel Sosa

Creating a Dog Skeleton Model with 3D Printing and Other Veterinary Uploads

Creating a Dog Skeleton Model with 3D Printing and Other Veterinary Uploads

Creating a Dog Skeleton Model with 3D Printing and Other Veterinary Uploads   Like all things in the early 21st century, change moves fast and this technology is quickly displacing outdated modalities and changing that face of veterinary care. 3D printing has a range of clinical applications, including pre-surgical planning, as well as in interventional radiology approaches, such as portosystemic shunts.     Benefits are also experienced by researchers and students, who m

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Angel Sosa

Creating a 3D Brain Model Using CT-Converted STL Files

Creating a 3D Brain Model Using CT-Converted STL Files

If you are able to read this sentence, you not only have your English teacher to thank (as the popular bumper sticker suggests), but also your brain. The human brain — all of 3 pounds (1,350 grams) — consumes over 10% of the human body's total energy, yet most of its weight is water and makes up very little of the body's total mass.      The recent explosion of 3D printing technologies in the field of neurosurgery has made creating a 3D brain model using CT-converted STL fil

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Angel Sosa

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

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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

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Angel Sosa

Create a 3D Hand Model and Other Models with STL Files

Create a 3D Hand Model and Other Models with STL Files

Create a 3D Hand Model and Other Models with STL Files Anatomically speaking, the bones found within the upper limbs help us to perform incredible feats, such as holding and grasping objects. While we may not see these types of tasks as anything extraordinary, it does take five bone and muscle regions (shoulder, axilla, arm, forearm, and hand) to help us complete all the things we do with our hands and arms, such as swing a bat, write a letter, create a painting, and others too numerous to

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Angel Sosa

A Foot 3D Model and Other Anatomical Models of the Lower Extremities

A Foot 3D Model and Other Anatomical Models of the Lower Extremities

A Foot 3D Model and Other Anatomical Models of the Lower Extremities Food 3D Model | embodi3D® This week we want to share some of the best representations of how embodi3D® members are using democratiz3D® conversions to create a foot 3D model and other skin, tissue, and skeletal features of the lower extremities. Successful 3D (three-dimensional) printing from radiologic images is multidisciplinary; accurate models that represent patient anatomy and pathologic processes require close in

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Angel Sosa

9 Great 3D-Printed Models of the Spine

9 Great 3D-Printed Models of the Spine

3D-Printed Models of the Spine  In this week's post, we want to share with you some of the best 3D-printed models of the spine uploaded by embodi3D® members. We will explore features of this unique anatomy and some of the main uses of 3D printing as it relates to the spine . To convert your own scans and download and 3D-print STL files from other users, all you have to do is register with embodi3D®. It's quick, easy, and costs absolutely nothing to join.   Anatomical models have a

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