Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
Rapid Prototyping XrayTo3D 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.

XrayTo3D program reconstructs 3D models of bone from just one or two X-ray images. Unlike CT-based models, this involves much less radiation and cost.

Development team includes Vikas Karade, PhD Research Scholar, and Amit Maurya, BETiC, IIT Bombay, with inputs from Dr. Manish Agarwal, Hinduja Hospital

Current status: The algorithm has been implemented in TABPlan, a tablet-based software for planning surgeries related to knee arthritis and bone deformities.

Patent filed: V. Karade, A portable system and method for 3-dimensional surgery planning using conventional 2-dimensional x-ray images

XrayTo3D technology developed by Vikas Karade, which reconstructs 3D models of bone from their 2D X-ray images, was recognized by 'Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award' in 2014, and is among the top 10 innovations in India for President's Scholar In-Residence Program 2015.
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