Voxelmed® offers various types of anatomic models for diverse applications. All models mentioned here are based on data sets obtained from cross-sectional imaging. Alternative approaches can be discussed in individual cases if these data are not available.
These models on the one hand represent the physiological anatomy of a patient. They are, similar to conventional anatomic models, used to better grasp the anatomy. In this case, literally “grasping” the anatomy greatly supports an understanding of the individual structures. The models can be scaled as desired, which helps to better visualize very small objects.
In addition, it is often desirable to create a model of one specific patient.
Pathologically modified anatomy
The second type of model represents a pathological anatomy. This is particularly helpful whenever complex surgical procedures require a better overview. These models can additionally be sterilized and taken along into the operating room to support the surgeon during the operation.
They can also be used to make adjustment to regular osteosynthesis plates, so that these no longer need to be adjusted during surgery.
Education and training
Furthermore, models are often used for educational purposes and during surgical training courses. The tangible models can be used to clearly illustrate pathological changes to students. During professional surgical training courses, participants can use the models to practice a certain procedure. Manual modifications are no longer necessary to achieve the pathological change. On top of that, there is no more need to laboriously collect biological materials with a suitable pathology.