MRI's and CT Scans are powerful tools that have made possible treatment for millions of patients that otherwise would not have been possible. But for as beneficial as they are the images they provide are still two dimensional. With 2D images we have to use our imaginations to "fill in the blanks" as to what's really going on inside the body. For a trained surgeon that might not be so difficult but for the rest of us with no medical training, that's a tall order.
Fortunately today we have even more advanced technologies that when combined with radiology data produce powerful representations of human anatomy. That technology is 3D Printing which allows us to create models that accurately demonstrate what's actually going on in the body. For medical school students and physicians doing preoperative planning this represents a huge benefit. BUT there is another benefit outside of the medical world.
One of the greatest challenges law firms face is presenting the technical facts of a case in a way that anyone can understand. Personal injury suits are a classic example. How do you convey the pain someone is in from a spinal injury just from an MRI or CT Scan image? A physical model of the spine would clearly show how a pinched nerve could lead to severe and debilitating lifelong pain. A 3D model of the spine and injury in the jury's hands, each juror touching and feeling the accurate representation of what's in the plaintiff's body (and subconsciously thinking how it would feel in their own body) makes a powerful statement.
J3D with our partner Lazarus3D not only produces such models but also provides testimony from an expert witness as to the veracity of the model representing the plaintiff's condition.
J3D and Lazarus work with each case carefully to make sure the 3D Print is accurate so our legal clients can prepare the best possible case for their clients. The process is simple - after a free consultation, the law firm provides the radiology data pertaining to the case. Then a radiologist, a 3D printing expert and medical artist working together will produce an incredibly accurate 3D model of your client's specific injury. In addition to the 3D Printed model we also provide the 3D CAD file allowing you to present other engaging forms of evidence. These models are first verified by our medical team, and then sent to the client for review. No transactions are made until the client is completely satisfied. The turn around time can be as quick as 2 - 4 days and costs typically range from a few hundred dollars to low four figures depending on the size and complexity of the model.
This makes 3D Printing a powerful resource in the courtroom and one that will help you make the best case for your client. Please contact us at 844-J3D-MAKE or fill out the contact form and we will be back with you ASAP.