FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - TeraRecon, (www.terarecon.com), a leader in advanced visualization, together with WhiteClouds -- the world's largest full-color 3D printing cloud provider -- today announced a technological and workflow breakthrough resulting in the ability to print models of unmatched detail directly from the TeraRecon software. The new "3D Print Packs" make online, cloud-based 3D reconstruction and printing simple, fast and affordable.
Using the process, there is no need for a 3D printer, 3rd party software or the use of large STL files. With a user-friendly workflow and zero start-up costs, customers can quickly create high resolution and life-like anatomical models.
"The need for access and affordability in 3D printing has been an ongoing challenge for healthcare organizations hoping to leverage the technology," says Jeff Sorenson, President and CEO of TeraRecon. "Contributing to this challenge is a lack of resources and demand needed to purchase a printer, maintain the hardware, and justify the overhead associated with the investment."
Still, 3D printing has proven to be a powerful and useful tool, specifically in patient education, pre-surgical planning, oncology, implantable devices and more.
Continues Sorenson, "3D Print Packs extend our advanced visualization expertise to include the material world. It is especially exciting that this feature can be turned on within every current TeraRecon installed base system. We are excited to work with WhiteClouds to not only make 3D printing accessible to everyone, but also make prints that set a new standard and are remarkable in terms of their detail and realism."
WhiteClouds' patent pending, "Hinge and Slice" proprietary designed models are used by some of the nation's leaders in complex surgeries such as highly respected urologic surgeon, Dr. Jay Bishoff, Director of the Intermountain Urological Institute for Intermountain Healthcare. He stated, "Having performed over a thousand procedures, I am confident that 3D models can play a role in helping good surgeons become great."
"TeraRecon's workflow is especially impressive because of the 'what you see is what you get' capability," says Jerry Ropelato, CEO and founder of WhiteClouds. "The quality of 3D models coming from the TeraRecon workflow is unlike anything we or our healthcare clients have ever seen."
TeraRecon's "3D Print Packs" will be showcased at the upcoming RSNA show in Chicago, Illinois at TeraRecon's booth #7165.
About WhiteClouds (www.WhiteClouds.com)
WhiteClouds delivers a complete 3DaaS platform that enables businesses to create 3D experiences and turn them into full-color 3D printed products through the Cloud. WhiteClouds has the world's largest full-color 3D-printing facility and the premier software platform to deliver 3D experiences and products for mass markets. WhiteClouds delivers complete solutions in Medical, Architecture, and Entertainment. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Ogden, Utah.
About TeraRecon (www.terarecon.com)
TeraRecon is the largest independent, vendor neutral medical image viewing solution provider with a focus on advanced image processing innovation. TeraRecon iNtuition and iNteract+ solutions advance the accessibility, performance, clinical functionality and medical imaging workflow throughout many areas of the healthcare ecosystem. The company provides world class advanced visualization 3D post-processing tools, as well as a spectrum of enterprise medical image viewing, diagnostic interpretation, image sharing, interoperability and collaboration solutions. TeraRecon is a privately-held company with its world headquarters in Foster City, California with major offices in Acton, MA, Durham, NC, Frankfurt, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.
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