Rhino3dMedical, a plug-in for orthopedics

Above: Anatomically correct human knee segmented from CT

With Rhino3DMedical you can view, analyze, measure, and annotate images. Segment, extract, and repair meshes directly within your 3D image space. Then prepare it for 3D printing and visualization.

Applications include implant design, pre-operative planning, virtual surgery, biomedical engineering, medical training, and education.

For more information, visit Rhino3DMedical.

Posted Jan 22, 2020 by Sandy McNeel on Rhino News, etc.

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The XirusCAD plugin has evolved into Rhino3DMedical plugin. Mirrakoi’s website says: “Directly read and process all common medical image formats (DICOM, NIFTI, mhd).”

Free programs called 3DSlicer, MIPAV, MITK, and Osirix can convert Dicom images to STL format. 3DSlicer is very popular. Another free program called AMI Medical Imaging toolkit is posted on Github. It can read Dicom, NRRD, and Nifti files.

Mayo Clinics Analyze and MIMICS are expensive commercial programs which convert DICOM data to STL.

Dornheim Segmenter is mature commercial program. It makes 3D models from medical scan data. videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-YtwJlzR3yw2QYgTva-2w/playlists

Rhino3DMedical is a small step in the right direction. In my opinion, it will become useful tool if it reads and interprets data coming from microcameras (e.g. Awaiba) in real time, during surgery. Every surgery is a bloody mess, so having clear, 3D image of what is going on is desirable.