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South Korea to Lead International Standardization of Medical 3D Modeling
Standardization Proposals on Medical 3D Printing
South Korea to Lead International Standardization of Medical 3D Modeling
  • By Choi Moon-hee
  • January 13, 2020, 12:00
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Two South Korean standardization proposals on medical image-based 3D printing modeling are likely to be adopted as international standards in 2022.

The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on Jan. 12 that ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology has adopted South Korea’s two standardization proposals on medical image-based 3D printing modeling as its new projects.

The two standardization plans were respectively submitted by professor Shim Kyu-won at the College of Medicine of Yonsei University and Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute senior researcher Jeon Jong-hong. The purpose of the plans is to produce a 3D-printed customized prosthesis with a patient’s medical image.

Once turned into international standards, the techniques can be utilized for the production of 3D printer-based products and devices and patient-specific precise 3D models for medical applications. Then, various 3D-printed products for medical purposes can be produced without complex manual work for prosthesis production. The plans are expected to be established as international standards in 2022 through consultations with international experts.