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3D models for surgical planning

3D models for surgical planning

Process automation applicable to all
medical specialties


At RICOH, empowered by Armor Bionics We offer a process that allows transforming a set of two-dimensional images (tomography or magnetic resonance) into three-dimensional digital models with the option of printing it in 3D, which perfectly replicates the patient's anatomy.


Human bodies are three-dimensional volumes with highly complex structures. Today, doctors have a myriad of imaging tools to see what is happening inside each body. X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, all of them are incredibly powerful tools, but in all these cases they generate two-dimensional images, photos, cuts and projections.

As they are two-dimensional images, these tools do not allow specialists to spatially visualize how the different structures are given within the patient's body, how they interact with each other, freely analyze them or physically manipulate them in a way analogous to those found within the body.


Ricoh offers 3D Models to optimize surgical processes

The use of digital 3D models or 3D printed models, in highly complex cases, can be decisive in defining the treatment of patients that, otherwise, using conventional techniques would be impossible to approach.

By being able to design and practice procedures more precisely, bleeding, anesthetic exposure times, and recovery are significantly reduced.

Additionally, Ricoh's 3D printed models are sterilizable, ideal for use as a guide within the operating room during surgery.


Why use 3D Models for surgery planning?

Reduce the Risks           REDUCE THE RISKS By giving clinicians the opportunity to anticipate potential complications and roadblocks, our solution significantly reduces the risks of potential pre-surgical, surgical, and post-surgical difficulties.
Reduce Time           REDUCE TIME When specialists can design, plan, and perform surgery prior to the actual procedure on a model that exactly replicates the patient's anatomy, overall surgery time can be reduced by up to 50%.
Reduce Costs           REDUCE COSTS By making the entire procedure more efficient, using our models for surgery planning reduces overall net costs for the surgical staff, the hospital and the patient.

Some of the great benefits are:

1. Result: Overall increase in the probability of success of the procedure.

2. Precision: Greater precision in the evaluation of the case.

3. Responsibility: Risk reduction.

4. Planning: Better planning of surgeries, trials of new techniques and solutions.

5. Cost reduction: Lower the general cost in the operating room, personnel and time.

6. Commitment: Improves the understanding of the patient regarding his pathology and procedure.

7. Training of professionals: Medical training free of cadavers and based on real clinical cases.


Our alternatives:

Three-dimensional digital model without printed model.
Three-dimensional digital model plus 3D printed model. Off-site printing.
Three-dimensional digital model plus 3D printed model. Printed on site including full service administration.

"It's just not the same to be able to hold a patient's spine in your hands while planning and practicing the procedure. This technology allows you to evaluate and test new approaches and anticipate possible risks, all of this, before surgery."

Dr. Alejandro Cúneo, Pediatric Traumatologist Surgeon


Test the future of healthcare and
3D printing without investment
in infrastructure, specific training
or hardware footprint.

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