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I am working on a project to 3D print (models from) human hearts. I want to know if anyone has done it before using DICOM files.

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I have some experience with VR visualisation of DICOM scans. I can tell you that these kind of scans usually are way too "hazy" to simply be 3D printed. To give you the best images possible you need to make a high-resolution scan of only the heart (smaller region scans make better quality images). Siemens has had some fantastic result with their new range of scanners. You also need some kind of software to convert it to a 3D model. This will need to make a pointcloud of the heart, clean up unneeded tissue and then make a polygonal model to be able to print it.

Or maybe did I misunderstand your question... in that case you need to look at turbosquid.com, thingiverse.com or cgtrader.com for example.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi Hacky, is there any way you can share your experience of VR with me. I'm new in the platform and I don't know if we can connect somehow. $\endgroup$ Sep 21 at 23:57
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    $\begingroup$ I would love to discuss ideas and share experience with you. There is however no way that users on stack overflow can contact each other personally. Here is an interesting reading about the subject: andreasjakl.com/… I suggest you post a new detailed question with the "virtual-reality" tag. (There is no VR stackexchange community) You can comment here with a link to your new question, so I can assist you. $\endgroup$
    – Hacky
    Sep 23 at 5:41
  • $\begingroup$ Don't leave email addresses - it could lead to account suspension/removal. SE is meant to be a repository of knowledge to be shared with everyone, not a site for people to just ask someone else to privately solve their problem for them. Read Of people posting Email addresses in Stack Overflow Posts $\endgroup$
    – Greenonline
    Sep 24 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah... I read the meta posts about the pros and cons to allow private messages. An opt-in system would need nice, but hey.. your job is to let us stick to the rules, I can appreciate that. $\endgroup$
    – Hacky
    Sep 25 at 16:05

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