Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
The Cardiovascular Surgery Advanced Projects Laboratory (APL) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital needed to plan a complex operation for a teenage patient with an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsavla with intramural, interarterial course.
Due to the complex nature of the pathology, it was decided that a 3D CT scan (DICOM format) of the patient’s heart was necessary, and that a 3D printed model would help the surgical team visualize the pathways of the heart to plan for the surgery. Therefore, Simpleware software was used to automatically segment DICOM image data and create a 3D print-ready model in just 15 minutes. The model was printed on a Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy printer.
Robert Hannan, MD, Thomas Haglund and the team at Cardiovascular Surgery APL
"Our new engineer segmented it. He hit the 'go' button on Simpleware AS Cardio and then added the base and supports. It is very quick."
Thomas Haglund, Biomedical Engineer
Cardiovascular Surgery Advanced Projects Laboratory at Nicklaus Children's Hospital