A surgeon’s worst fear is a surprise in the operating room.
When looking at common medical imaging such as a CT scan, MRI, or X-Ray, a clinician can get a general idea of what to expect before they’ve made incision. However, when the pathology is complex or unclear, sometimes this two dimensional image is not enough.
Med Dimensions takes the medical image of a specific patient and transforms it into a near exact replica of what a clinician will see while operating. Not only do our models look like the real pathology, we use materials that feel and behave like it too. Our pre-operative models can be used for practice or for reference prior to surgery, saving time and money in the operating room.
Virtual or Physical Planning
Using pre-operative anatomical models can reduce OR time, dramatically. According to one study from Academic Radiology, the use of patient specific pre-operative models can reduce the time of surgery by up to 62 minutes and reduce the cost of a given surgery by $3,700! Using these models provides tremendous downstream value in any surgical facility.
When a clinician is not sure whether they need a physical model or simply don’t have time to wait for delivery of a model, sometimes it may be necessary to virtually plan.
Med Dimensions offers both physical an virtual modeling for pre-operative planning. Through our partnership with Vent Creativity, we have the ability to sit down with a clinician and explore the anatomy remotely with a virtual 3D image on a screen. We can manipulate this anatomy to plan ideal cutting angles, implant placement, or even explore bone densities prior to surgery.
For more information on our virtual offerings, please visit Vent Creativity’s Website.
Pre-Operative Model of a Tumor on the Head of a Dog
Planning Cutting Angles with Med Dimensions Models and Vent Creativity Planning