Osteo3d has just released a unique online repository of 3D medical models that should prove enormously helpful in not only introducing doctors and other professionals to the world of 3D printed resources, but also in giving them quick and easy access to the tools they need for being able to better treat their patients.
As everyone is probably well aware at this point, 3D printing has been seeping into the medical world, receiving rapid validation and acceptance by medical professionals, as well as from patients who have been benefiting from 3D printed devices and models used during diagnosing, treatment plans, and complex surgeries.
Osteo3d is a company dedicated to providing quality 3D printing in the healthcare field, allowing for processes such as uploading of files to be made into 3D prints and models as well. Powered by df3d, which we’ve reported on often lately regarding their 3D printing marketplace, new tools, as well as their own 3D printed designs, Osteo3d receives the benefit of their growing power and expertise in the industry.
One of the few platforms in the world to offer a repository featuring 3D printed medical models, Osteo3d is providing an incredible contemporary service not only for medical professionals, but for those they are serving. With access to a wide catalog of models that can be used in the office as well as the operating room, medical professionals have a new world opened to them–and especially in being able to browse freely.
This medium on its own is already transforming the medical industry and has been responsible for allowing doctors to operate on and treat patients when they were beginning to wonder where to turn for guidance in situations with tumors, rare medical conditions, and more. The general process so far has been that when medical professionals have had questions, issues, or began to explore the use of 3D medical models, they had to reach out to the experts in 3D printing. Now they themselves can become the experts with resources and tools.
Doctors already have the ultimate in what patients need: knowledge and training in healing. With a repository like the one Osteo3d offers, basically one of the major benefits of 3D printing is being demonstrated again, with the ability to skip the middleman–in this case, allowing a medical professional to research the repository and 3D print what’s helpful to the patient using the Osteo3d cloud-based platform.
The Osteo3d online archives offer a catalog that can be reviewed and studied as doctors consider specific cases. The resulting 3D printed models are not only affordable to print, but are often invaluable in the treatment process and have so far been used from the repository to assist in multiple cranial, orthopedic, and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Specific procedures used to treat conditions like Hypertelorism or to reconstruct bones–such as the jaw–due to tumors have been greatly assisted with the use of 3D printed medical models from Osteo3d.
- Head and neck
- Abdomen and pelvis
Osteo3d is also extremely active as a team in forming partnerships across the world regarding biomedical technology as well as attending and participating in a variety of health showcases and events regarding their field. As they continue to add to their repository and services offered, and medical professionals continue to reach toward new technologies for reaching better patient outcomes, 3D printing will indeed continue to revolutionize and transform the healthcare industry. As more and more interest is garnered, this new technology also should spark the interest of a number of future scientists who become further interested in digital design and 3D printing.