3D Printing Offer Pre-Op Patients Medical Insight


The long-term goal of medical additive manufacturing is to be able to print full functional 3-D printed organs. However, this does not mean that 3D doesn’t have anything tangible to offer the medicinal world in today.

Full-color 3-D printing company WhiteCloud has launched a new medical 3D printing service called 3D printing Scan: which offers personalized full-color pre-surgery educational models based on a patient’s CT/MRI scans. Most impressively of all, these individuals models can be developed in around 24 hours.

Today there is a significant barrier when it comes to communication and understands what is going in inside the body. By providing insight on a deeper level, through personalized healthcare, people can truly visualize interaction with what’s going on inside themselves before use. It provides the patient – who does not understand how to read CAT scans or MRI Scan an understanding of what they are facing, and why surgery may be the right route for them.


WhiteCloud 3D scan involves a property “Hinge & Slice” system, able to provide a cross section – connected by a thing – to show what is going on inside a particular body p art. The technology is a partnership with advanced visualization software company TeraRecon.

It’s mind-blowing to see what can come out of these printers when you look at the color. Often Single color prints do not provide highlights into the areas of interest. The system TeraRocn provides algorithms for color shading. It gives a sense true realistic color, much like a surgeon would by looking into a scan. It helps the patient understand and what needs to be done on a deeper level.


In certain cases these custom models of organs, these can take three to five weeks to create due to the manual methods involved. That is something that 3D printing – and an organization with the resources of Whitecloud – can help change.

Having this immediate time is really important. With more services providing instant gratification, the bar of expectation as far what people expect are much her, and faster delivery is key. With the capacity and technology that we have, factorieliver-2-720x480-c

s that handle object every day as well customized and personalized for individuals.

Having faster turn around is more significant specific in situations where there is a requirement to conduct quicker surgeries, If there is a knee surgery, there may not need to be a huge rush.However, if a child is having heart surgery or an operation brain tumors, these are procedures that need to be handled rapidly.
In all it;s just another way that 3D printing and the industry leaders within it are changing the world for the better.