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Axial3D Segmentation Services for 3D Printed Medical Models

Watch the video to learn about Axial3D’s medical file segmentation services for easily creating advanced 3D printed medical models.

Real life DICOM data image scans to 3D printed models

Do you work in the medical field? At a hospital or research institution or a medical device manufacturer and have seen 3D printed anatomical models and have asked yourself, “how do they do that”? On today’s 3D printing video tech tip, we’ll learn about the best way to go from real life DICOM data image scans to 3D printed models using a brand new tool called Axial3D.

Historically, segmentation of patient specific DICOM data (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) from MRI’s or CT scans has always been an incredibly time and labor-intensive process. It requires someone trained in the medical field to manually go through the layers and mark out various organs, tissues, bones, and other body components, slice by slice. Think about it like a giant coloring book of your patient’s body. The technician must sit there coloring in all the lines on each of the hundreds or even thousands of slices in that image stack. 

3D printed hand model with detail

3D printed axial hand model with detail

Axial3D’s anatomical segmentation service

Today, that’s all changed by using Axial3D’s anatomical segmentation service. You can upload your patients’ DICOM data to the Axial3D’s cloud-based system which adheres to HIPAA rules and regulations on protected health information. The program uses their machine learning algorithms that are validated to identify critical anatomical regions. It will break them apart into individual sections of three dimensional printed models and give you a product that is ready to go to 3D print or view in a three dimensional area.

3D printed hand model showing bone structure

3D printed axial skeleton model

The Axial3D’s segmentation service pairs perfectly with our Stratasys J5 MediJet, J5 DentaJet, and J850 Digital Anatomy printers. They can create incredible full color and, in some situations, flexible patient models that are fantastic for surgery prep, as well as patient specific prosthetic devices, braces, educational models and all sorts of other incredible applications within the medical field.

These PolyJet based systems run medical materials such as TissueMatrix, BoneMatrix, and RadioMatrix to mimic the properties of the matching human anatomy. If you have an interest in learning more about how our Axial3D’s Segmentation Service partnership pairs with our Stratasys medical lineup of 3D printers, let us know because TriMech is here to help.