Custom Medical Anatomy Models for Device Testing
Designing and testing medical devices is tricky. Individual patients can have highly variable anatomy, which can make designing a single device that works well in everybody extremely challenging. Stock anatomic models show you an artist's interpretation of anatomy, which may not accurately reflect reality. Testing your device on animals will make sure that it works in animals, but not in people. How can you make sure your device will work in the largest number of people, each with unique anatomy?
Embodi3D creates customized and highly detailed 3D printed medical models from real patient medical scans. You are assured that the anatomy is realistic because it comes from a real patient. We can create sets of models, each from a patient with a different age and gender, to give you the most accurate picture of anatomic variability in your target patient population. 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. An example of our work can be seen in the video below.
3D Printed Human Anatomy Models
Customized abdominal aortic aneurysm model for aortic endograft (stent-graft) testing and training.
Neurovascular catheter and stent testing in an embodi3D 3D printed model.
Highly-detailed and custom-painted splenic artery and spleen model designed for a medical device company.
Inferior vena caval (IVC) filter deployment testing and training being performed in an embodi3D IVC Filter model
Medical 3D Printing Expertise
Embodi3D’s customized medical model lab is led by Dr. Michael Itagaki, MD, MBA. Dr. Itagaki is a board-certified interventional radiologist and 3D printing expert. He has used 3D printed models to aid in complex surgery and has published peer reviewed articles on the topic. He is a frequent speaker on medical 3D printing at numerous conferences.
Dr. Itagaki in the OR with 3D printed models for surgical guidance.