The newly launched 3DyourScan service is designed to produce 3D-printed anatomical models from CT or MRI scans, and will utilize the WhiteClouds “Hinge & Slice” feature, which the company claims will “provide the most granular, detailed patient-specific models available.”
“3DyourSCAN will help doctors better visualize complex clinical scenarios and improve collaboration among physicians and patients, providing peace of mind. Our mission at WhiteClouds is to continue honing and delivering groundbreaking technology in order for clinicians to provide better patient care,” WhiteClouds CEO Jerry Ropelato said in prepared remarks.
“If you put a 3D model of a patient in the hands of a surgeon, they immediately realize the value. It helps in the education of patient and family, training of residents and fellows, and planning surgical approaches. It is the ultimate in patient-specific imaging,”Dr. Edward Quigley III of the University of Utah said in a prepared statement.
The company also announced a partnership with advanced visualization software provider TeraRecon, through which medical practitioners will be able to print patient models directly from TeraRecon’s softawre. WhiteClouds said that TeraRecon’s software has been installed in over 4,000 locations worldwide.
“WhiteClouds’ technology gives our customers instant access to 3D printing resources that would otherwise have high barriers to entry. Clinicians have already proven 3D printing to be a useful tool as the medical industry continues to progress towards personalized healthcare. We are excited to work with WhiteClouds to not only make 3D printing accessible, but also make prints that set a new standard and are remarkable in terms of their detail and realism,” TeraRecon prez & CEO Jeff Sorenson said in a press release.