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Simulation, Design and 3D Imaging

Increased precision in surgery thanks to our innovative simulation and design process.

We provide bespoke solutions for surgeons who put their patients at the core of their care by using the latest 3D technologies to create bespoke Cranio-maxillofacial implants, sub-periosteal implants, Temporomandibular joint, custom-made artificial joints, extra aural devices, intra and extra devices, artificial heart valves and spinal implants.

These 3D models are a great asset for surgeons as it allows them to visualise the region before an upcoming surgery, meaning they have more information before entering the operating theatre as the models are used to simulate surgery due to the possibility of being able to drill and cut into the models.

How our 3D models benefit you...

  • Plan the Procedure more accurately

    Being able to view the patient's exact anatomy allows surgeons to understand their requirements in surgery better.

  • Surgical Simulation

    The ability to carry out surgical simulations on the models means allows the official procedure to run smoothly, faster and more precisely. 

  • High Resolution

    Allows surgeons to view the exact structure of the patient, including the ability to distinguish teeth, grafts and nerves. 

  • Improves Patient and Doctor Communication

    Helps communicate plainly with patients and their family who don't understand the technical language, so is useful for demonstrating the procedure. 

Anatomy Simulation Design Attenborough Medical

How do we create patient specific 3D anatomical models?

At Attenborough Medical, our service works by receiving the individual patient's CT or CBCT scan of the region of interest. We'll then 3D print your model(s) using our highest accuracy 3D printer. Our models are suitable for laboratory or for use in the operating theatre when not used by the scrubbed team.

Our Full Project Management Solution

1. Scanning

How to secure optimal scanning results:

- Patient scans must be current and precise.

- The spatial resolution of the scans should range between 0.75 and 1.25mm but not exceed 2mm

- Avoid movement during the scanning process.

- Save the entire scan (including all sub-files) as a DICOM file.

2. Data Preparation

How to prepare your data:

- To process your request as speedily as possible, we need your scanning data in a single compressed file in ZIP or RAR format.

- You can send your data on CD by post or PACS secure system.

4. Manufacturing & Delivery

Patient specific implants are always shipped with the corresponding anatomical model.

Anatomical models and patient specific implants are delivered non-sterile. Please observe and follow the cleaning and sterilisation instruction provided. The implants must be sent through the entire cleaning, disinfecting and sterilisation cycle prior for use.

Anatomical models may never be cleaned and sterilised. Be sure to remove the patient specific implant prior to cleaning and sterilisation.

3. Data Transmission

Important Information to be provided:

- Name of patient.

- Name and hospital of treating physician.

- Patient Specific Implant or anatomical model or both.

- Additional order information and comments, e.g. material preferred, thickness, sketch in outline etc.

- Scheduled date of operation / request delivery date for the implant.