3 Incredible Benefits of
3D Scanning in the Medical Field
3D scanning is slowly gaining traction and revolutionizing industries: science, architecture, construction and healthcare have all benefited from the new technology. Over the last few years, the medical industry particularly has undergone explosive growth due to 3D scanners. Scanners allow measurement of organic and free-flowing shapes, which otherwise are nearly impossible to measure with precision. Medical practitioners can create a customized medical profiles for their patients.
Here are 3 benefits of using 3D scanning in the medical industry
1. Preclinical testing and surgery prep
Occasionally, medical practitioners have to perform challenging surgeries on the patients without much practice. However, using 3D scanning, medical technicians can easily create digital models of the objects and acquire crucial information about a particular wound, surgery site or broken anatomy. The 3D scanned models enhances the communication and better prepares the doctor for the upcoming surgery. The 3D technology is lending a helping hand in streamlining the entire workflow. It is also reducing the time and money a doctor spends on understanding the anatomy and taking accurate measurements.
2. 3D scanning for the Manufacturing of medical devices
As each body is unique, we need advanced technology in order to serve individual needs. From precise surgical blades to wheelchairs to scalpels to prosthesis, 3D scanners are the one-stop destination for medical technicians and clients. Contrary to traditional devices, a 3D scan is able to capture the unique size and shape of each part. Custom technology nearly eliminates problems that inevitably occur with “one-size-fits-all” technology. For instance. prosthetic limbs are notoriously difficult to adjust so that the wearer does not feel rubbing or pain. Sometimes what fits well in the doctor’s office doesn’t fit well later on, and the patient has to make another appointment to get it fitted better. 3D scanning accurately captures each unique limb so that a better prosthetic limb can be built. 3D technology is bringing a surge in the medical industry and taking the experience of the patients to the next level.
3. 3D scanning Assists body-scanning
Today, 3D scanners can capture the entire human body in a few seconds. 3D scanning results in quicker analyses of the patient’s data. The technology provides a great solution for doctors when minimal touching of the patient’s body is necessary, as in case of burnt victims or acid-attack victims. Using 3D scans, doctors accurately determine the surface area that has been burnt. Furthermore, 3D scanning also curbs the need for casts and impressions, which were earlier used to derive the measurement of a patient. Using 3D technology, the entire process is done electronically, and the measurement can be shared online.
For the medical practitioners, the time is ripe for a grade shift in the use of 3D scanning.