3D Mesh Solutions Should be the Next Big Thing in the Healthcare Industry
The healthcare industry is one of the top industries with voluminous data which is least maximumly converted into information. However, things are quickly taking a twist in the way different health institutions have begun handling their data. They are realizing lots of promises in implementing 3D solutions in the various healthcare processes right from patients analysis to the administration of treatment.
Millicent, the wife to a husband ailing from a chronic disease, exclaims that, “ that’s the first time I have understood his problem in such a clear manner!” This is after the doctor used a 3D model to vividly explain what was eating into Millicent’s husband’s lungs, that have suffered multiple surgeries for nearly a decade.
The above story (though a sad one), is just a one in a million highlights, of the growing application of 3D models in care delivery, as well as providing insights for medical experts, patients, and families.
What separates 3D from 2D solutions in the healthcare industry?
All doctors in the world view the various parts comprising the anatomy of their patients in CT or MRI scans. These CT and MRI images are derived from a 3D data set but viewed within the 2D scope by more than 75% of the healthcare professionals. These leaves a large gap for different types of interpretations which can either be correct to save the patients or wrong to risk the health and consequently lives of the patients.
Thinking about the radiologists, they spend a better part of their careers interacting with the sophisticated 2D images with the goal of passing on their interpretations to doctors who do not share the same background information. To eliminate the possibility passing errors down to the clinicians, the radiologists have to severally go through the images before making a comprehensive conclusion.
With 3D modelling technologies such as holographic displays and virtual realities of the human anatomy, struggles and risks such as those faced by radiologists among other health professionals are surely eliminated. This is because 3D modelling makes viewing of anatomical presentations intuitive to different healthcare specialists. As a result, there is an improved diagnosis, surgical planning, the outcomes of different treatment procedures administered to patients, and even education of the healthcare professionals themselves.
Then there is the meshing that can be fully integrated with 3D models…
To further solidify the analysis which various health experts have to make on their patients anatomy, there are the 3D mesh solutions. 3D Mesh solutions by Spatial is one of the best examples of how meshing can further transform the way in which patient’s healthcare data is presented for analysis and explanations.
A 3D mesh comprises finite fishnet-like elements tightly mapped onto a model. Each of the finite elements provide specific physical properties of the model they have patterned. The meshing unearths regions of strain on the model that needs to be given extra-keen attention. Since there should never be a gamble while dealing with patients’ healthcare, 3D mesh solutions are definitely an added advantage that eliminates bias and encourages critical deduction of decisions while administering healthcare to patients.
Coupled up with other graphical techniques of making presentations such as colour and texture, clinicians are going to have an in-depth tactile experience of the different organs they operate on from day to day. This is really helpful especially for surgeons who for such a long time have been forced to look at three different planes of images and reconstruct a 3D view in their minds.
With 3D mesh solutions implemented in the healthcare industry, healthcare experts are going to have a look at anatomy and pathology in such an advanced manner that they have never witnessed before. When the 3D presentation of healthcare data outweighs the current 2D formations, its untapped potential is going to escalate healthcare outcomes better heights. Let’s wait for this to pass!