Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
Rapid Prototyping Patient specific path guidance tool XrayTo3D wins awards
Quickly fabricate a plastic prototype to get a real feel of form, fit and function. Give it to end users and get their feedback.

1. Decide the prototyping material (rigid, flexible, transparent) for each part.

2. Select the appropriate 3D printing system based on part material.

3. Adjust the part dimensions based on expected accuracy and finish.

4. Fabricate the parts, remove support structures, if any, and clean up.

5. Given the assembled device to clinicians to check its form, fit and function.

"Development of patient specific path guidance tool to assist in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) & Transformational Lumbar Interior Fusion (TLIF) surgeries by using Bio-CAD models retrieved from non-invasive imaging techniques and Reverse Engineering approach"
Current status:
*Algorithm developed for estimation of Point Cloud Data from CT scan in DICOM3.0 format.
*Strategy for conversion of PCD into surface model based on extensive literature survey and pilot experiments completed.
*Conceptual design of guidance fixture is completed and waiting for Surgeon?s feedback.
XrayTo3D technology developed by Vikas Karade, which reconstructs 3D models of bone from their X-ray images, was recognized by 'Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award' in 2014, and is among the top 10 innovations in India for President Scholar in Residence Program 2015