Ethan Broadway is a designer at Edumation, a company that creates graphics to demonstrate medical procedures. As far as understanding goes, some people are auditory, some are visual, and some are tactile. Many are tactile actually. So to help patients get a better idea of how the product performs, Ethan printed pre- and post-surgery CT scans of the areas that would be affected. “The 3D models would really show how our client’s product performs in a post-surgical environment,” Ethan said.
As you can see, Ethan prints the displays with an Afinia printer. He chose it because he saw how easy to use it is in MAKE Magazine’s 3D printer roundup. He’s been very pleased with their customer support, so much so that he bought another to keep up with demand. He reported ”The models were very well received by potential clients which allowed us to gain much greater acceptance of our client’s product.”
3D printed surgical models help patients visualize results
by Cameron Naramore