The making of 3D medical models for the medical community and patients has many different applications. Surgeons benefit from these models by exploring various aspects of the surgical procedure required for a patient. Anatomical components can be seen and whether or not they will actually function together when placed in the patient.
If a team of surgeons and other medical personnel are required for the surgery, 3D medical modeling allows these professionals to practice. The surgery may be performed in advance so that each team member can know exactly their role in the procedure. Outcomes may be predicted and challenges overcome. Ultimately, this means a quicker surgery procedure and a faster recovery time for the patient.
It is estimated that Americans spent $209 billion dollars last year on medical devices for the body. Medicare alone spent $20 billion on devices planted inside the human anatomy. With the boomer population continuing to age and as the “graying” of America continues, the demand for 3D medical modeling will increase profoundly. These devices created by 3D medical modeling procedures must all be customized for each patient.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Computational medicine makes use of 3D medical modeling techniques. The goal of this kind of medicine is to research the problems related to accurate application of medical procedures and treatments. The medical community uses computer simulations, 3D medical modeling, and visualization of biological processes to “see” into the virtual world of medicine for the body.