3D Printing in Medicine
3D printing is an emerging technology in the medical field. A few years ago, not many people thought or even entertained the idea that a human tissue can be printed layer by layer to create a prototype kidney. But now, experts cite the potential of printing a human tissue to replicate an organ for regenerative medicine. While no one has been able to do that so far, it does not hide the fact that 3D medical printing is already reshaping health care, providing significant benefits to patients, medical practitioners, and students. In the Philippines, 3D2Go is leading the charge in 3D technology for medical applications. Some of the human body parts we have printed so far include: Anterior bone of the foot Teeth and dental fixtures Human skull Prosthetic ear
Prosthetic Body PartsPatients in need of prosthetic limbs have to deal with the impracticality of the traditional methods of creating prosthetic limbs. A hand, for example, is subject to serious wear and tear so a prosthetic hand many not last longer than expected. It doesn’t help if the recipient is a child who will surely outgrow the prosthetics within a few months. Customization is key, and that is what our service offers. It is a lot less expensive than traditional methods so more people have access to prosthetics.
Medical Models3D prints facilitate learning. Obviously, 3D models provide unprecedented insight beyond what 2D offers. They are used for the following:
Diagnosis - Our team can create custom 3D reproductions of MRI and CT scans, giving doctors specific information on a patient’s anatomy. We know how important our service is and you can rest assured that we are able to capture the intricate details of the scan. Treatment - With an accurate diagnosis, doctors can determine the best treatment. They have a holistic view provided by a full-scale anatomical model, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s unique case. Surgical planning - A 3D model enables surgeons to better prepare for an operation reducing time and risk of complications. When the surgery is completed, patients spend less time rehabilitation, therefore saving money from utilizing hospital resources.