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A method is set fourth for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body. According to which this image information of a part of the body is converted, by means of what is called the rapid prototyping technique and thus with a processing unit (4) and a rapid prototyping machine (5), into a basic model (9) of which at least a part perfectly shows the positive or negative form of at least a portion of the part of the body. At least an artificial functional element (10) with a useful function is added to the basic model (6) as a function of the digital information and possibly as a function of additional external information.

Title
Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body
Application Number
8/722155
Publication Number
5768134
Application Date
October 18, 1996
Publication Date
June 16, 1998
Inventor
Wilfried Vancraen
Huldenberg
BE
Bart Swaelens
Putte
BE
Agent
Bacon & Thomas
Assignee
Materialise Naamloze Vennootschap
BE
IPC
G03C 9/08
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