Traditionally, medical images have only been used for diagnostic purposes, and are mainly employed by radiologists. However, images have included increasingly more detail, and their analysis and computerized post-processing have become more and more sophisticated. Medical imaging has developed into an essential tool, not only in radiology, but also for other specialists.
And medical imaging is increasingly used in the field of surgery, especially for preoperative planning and intraoperative navigation. Surgeons can use Alma’s technology to plan interventions with the aid of 3D models of their patient’s actual anatomy.
Whenever surgical planning requires specially adapted tools, such as surgical guides, prostheses, etc., then Alma can generate the relevant anatomical model and guarantees a 100% fit with the patient thanks to our advanced 3D printing service.
Our software and services platform for customized 3D printing and planning based on stereolithography (STL) models.
To generate STL models, Alma offers its customers a software platform that includes post-processing radiological solutions for generating anatomical models.
Alma’s post-processing radiological software incorporates segmentation algorithms that generate individual anatomical models based on DICOM images of the patient.
Based on these models, Alma then offers 3D printing in the material that it considers most suitable.
3D printing has revolutionized surgical planning. Guides designed specifically for each patient’s anatomy take the associated advantages one step closer to the operating room.
Precise surgical planning increases the likelihood of interventions with successful outcomes, which optimizes the use of resources and corresponding costs.
Alma offers a design and manufacturing service for specific surgical guides covering a wide range of specialties.