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Dassault’s 3D Heart Models to Revolutionize Cardiac Surgery
Surgeons will soon be able to plan heart operations using 3D models of patients’ organs with revolutionary software that recreates working versions of human body parts.
The technology, which also allows companies that make artificial valves and stents to assess exact measurements and simulate the performance of their proposed implants, is part of Paris-based 3D software specialist Dassault Systemes’ ambition to harness the 3D revolution for medicine.
Apart from cardiac health, Dassault Systemes is also exploring opportunities to implement the technology in prenatal care, modelling a mother’s uterus and foetus to identify whether a natural birth is viable or not by simulating the birth process.
Dassault Systemes’ chief strategy officer Steve Levine said the simulations could supply critical data about the likelihood of problems.
“The technology can be used to understand how much strain it would put on the foetus and the mother,” Dr Levine said.