Photo Release -- 3D Systems' Personalized Surgery Tools Enable Surgeons To Operate On The Smallest Patients

  • Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP ®) software tools provide surgeons with unprecedented precision and control in previously inoperable cases
  • Integrated 3D planning and printing combine as the digital thread to create a virtual-to-actual operating room in which surgeries can be planned, tested, refined and delivered economically

ROCK HILL, S.C., April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its Medical Modeling Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP ®) technology – the combination of its production grade 3D printing and personalized surgery tools – has enabled surgeons to conduct complex surgical procedures on newborn and infant patients with more confidence in safety and success.
Medical Modeling
Figure 1 "The great advantage of 3D technology is you can actually do surgery before you get to the operating room," said Dr. Tepper in a video documentary posted on Everyday Health.

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VSP allows surgeons to capture a digital model of the patient directly from an MRI or CT scan and work with 3DS' Medical Modeling experts to create a detailed surgical plan and then 3D print physical models and custom surgical guides from 3DS' biocompatible stereolithography (SLA) materials. By accessing 3DS' entire personalized digital thread from perceptual devices like its TouchX™ haptic, VSP software tools and the guidance of its expert team of biomedical engineers, surgeons can virtually plan and physically practice critical steps of an operation before a patient ever sets foot in the operating room.

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