Carestream integrates Materialise service

Carestream is highlighting the results of its collaboration with Materialise NV by showcasing a Web-based printing service, AnatomyPrint, which generates 3D anatomical models from STL files at the Radiological Society of North America conference.

Materialise is a provider of additive manufacturing software and advanced 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets. Their new printing service will integrate with Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform to export segmented data as STL files. Materialise can use these files to generate detailed 3D printed models for healthcare providers, which equips them with easy access to certified 3D printing.

“Our printing service enables healthcare providers to quickly and effortlessly send imaging data to our company, which is a premier supplier of 3D models used in medical applications,” said Brigitte de Vet, Vice President of Materialise Medical Unit. “This technology can help a clinician visualize the anatomy in 3D, which can assist in providing improved patient outcomes.”

In this new collaboration, Materialise and Carestream are providing easy access to high-end 3D printing services from their existing clinical workflow. “Carestream’s scalable, standards-based enterprise image management platform allows healthcare providers to easily adopt new services that can help enhance diagnostic and treatment processes,” said Ron Muscosky, Carestream’s Worldwide Product Line Manager for Digital Medical Solutions. “We strive to create alliances with companies that offer products and services that can help our customers achieve a higher level of care for their patients.”