“The ability to hold the life size 3D model enables me to better understand the structure of a fracture, plan an operation and try to understand what the future limitations of the fracture may be,” said Dr. Barchilon.
“With D2P software, I could sit down with the CT and very simply create the data set that could be sent off to a third party to make those prints. What D2P is doing is putting in the hands of the practicing physicians the ability to actually generate those 3D models exactly the way we want them to be to show us the information we need. The great thing about these 3D models is the physician actually does it. You don’t have to go out to someone with PhD at a university or an especially trained technologist as a 3D printing lab to make the model and manipulate the data.”
“…We have just started to use this workflow in our daily practice and we already see the great progress in our patient outcome. The errors are dramatically reduced and the surgical ability of the surgeon is constantly improving. In addition, having those capabilities in-house helps us to reduce procedural cost.”