The world has greatly evolved compared to how it was years back. Now, the way we live our lives has been so different. It is so much easier now, more convenient, and even faster. The same thing as to how we do things and how jobs are done. This is made possible with all the innovations that have been available to us through the years. One of this is the use of a 3D scanner.
3D scanning is rapidly growing in terms of popularity. It has become well incorporated in almost every from Architecture and Science to Engineering and Design, and Sculpture reconstruction, even in Healthcare. Basically, this technology is quick that shows off speed in data acquisition, reverse engineering and communication. Today, so many industries have been benefiting from three-dimensional scanning applications — especially Medical Industry.
Examples of how 3D scanning is used in medical sectors:
Research and Development
Research and development cover a lot of ground and are also responsible in developing products and applications for companies across the world. In a kind of industry wherein it is virtually not possible to measure with the use of a traditional measurement device, the technology of 3D scanning allows researchers and scientists to gather data to be used for complex designs, human anatomy, hand-made artifacts without having to face any issue.
As far as the field of medicine is concerned, one can rarely practice a surgery or any operation with the use of real patient anatomy. Normally, this would pose challenges in the stage of preclinical testing. But with the help of 3D scanners and the technology behind it, it has become possible for doctors to digitize real-world objects then easily and quickly acquire data from a broken anatomy, wound, and cosmetic surgery.
The manufacturing of different medical devices could range from precise scalpels and blades, to custom-made wheelchairs and prosthetics. The scanners could take any traditional medical device through the whole life-cycle management, part sampling, scanning date, reverse engineering, data acquisition, inspections, and many more. Instead of having manufacturing solutions that are considered to be one-size fits all, these scanners have made the development of medical solutions that are specific to each client possible.
Medical Training & Physician Education
For related reasons as mentioned above, scanners are considered as popular tools used in medical training. 3d scanners compliment 3D printing and this helps develop hands-on, experiments and practical solutions. In addition, this provides education verticals with an opportunity to study and even measure human structures without applying a non-contact approach or sacrificing the authenticity of the models.
The medical field is one of the most important industries that we have today. This is also where innovations and new technologies become most useful.