In June 2018, a 3D department was established at Sydvestjysk Sygehus following a successful collaboration between the hospital and Aalborg University (AAU).
3D engineer Michael Holte heads the department, which focuses on jaw surgery and 3D technology. Holte was an associate professor and section leader for Media Technology at AAU Esbjerg, i.a. specializing in digital automatic image analysis. Holte says he experienced a "revelation" by using 3D scanning, image analysis and printing at the hospital.
Today, he uses his knowledge when performing CT scans of a patient's face in high resolution in 30 seconds. He is working on new, groundbreaking 3D-simulated operations.