Development of realistic Biomodels with complex pathologies for surgery planning or training through Digital Anatomy Printing – DAP4MED




Main objective of the project: Survey of the working methods to develop realistic biomodels through digital anatomy printing to be considered either in planning of complex surgery or in training. Development of case studies in the different fields of medicine, by studying complex issues on every anatomical model, such as combination of different simultaneous tissues -bone, vascular and tumor…- or small-scale structures in detail.

Specific objectives:

  • Selection of challenging specific diseases. Definition of case studies.
  • Obtaining medical images to segment them in a collaborative way as well as a suitable 3D modeling for subsequent manufacturing process.
  • Analysis and optimizing of anatomical materials -behaving similar to actual specimens- at every component part of the biomodel.
  • Obtaining a biomodel with complex pathologies -with its various tissues- to comply with specifications. Optimizing file processing and additive manufacturing parameters of selected technologies.
  • Process validation by health professionals and results transfer.


  • Florida Universitaria: Prosthetic audiology
  • Quibim: Biomodel validation with respect to its 3D viewer.
  • Avamed Synergy: Medical image processing, segmentation and file conversion.
  • Vithas: Case studies. Selection from among maxillofacial surgery, traumatology, general surgery and oncological urology.
  • PTW: Neurological model and testing of geometries and materials in radiotherapy for surgical planning.



  • File number: IMDEEA/2021/7
  • Starting date: 01/02/2021
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Status: Completed


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