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From Medical Images to CAD: A single streamlined workflow enables you to create manufacturable and 3D-printable designs directly from medical images.
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One Software: From Medical Images to CAD

A single streamlined workflow enables you to create manufacturable and 3D-printable designs directly from medical images. We provide powerful medical image analysis tools within Rhinoceros, so you no longer need to import and export between different tools or switch software for the different steps in the workflow. With Rhino3DMedical you will improve your efficiency, save time and costs when creating biomedical CAD models such as implants and prostheses.

Your Benefits

Directly read and process all common medical image formats (DICOM, NIFTI, mhd). View, analyze, measure and annotate images, segment, extract, and repair meshes and enjoy the rich CAD modeling freedom directly within your 3D image space. Moreover, you can automate workflows through Rhino-Grasshopper or Python scripting for batch processing and repetitive tasks.

Cost-Efficient and Scalable Design Process

With Rhino3DMedical you significantly speed-up iterations between measurements, annotation, design and positioning of a CAD model within an anatomical structure. You don’t need to deal with the hassle of format incompatibilities and through the integrated Rhino-python engine you can high-throughput your medical data and directly connect it to your FEM tool. Applications include patient-specific or general implant design, pre-operative planning, virtual surgery, biomedical engineering, medical training and education.


Visualization: Read DICOM, NIFTI, mhd; display and navigate through the slices; view the 3D volume; set color look-up table; adjust background color
Analysis: Adjust contrast; thresholding based on tissue intensities; highlight and label regions; draw directly on images; annotate and measure
Segmentation: Intensity-based segmentation; semi-automatic segmentation; manual segmentation; edge, surface, volume segmentation; 2D and 3D segmentation
Mesh creation: Automatic mesh extraction; mesh repairing; hole filling; smoothing; materials, texture and rendering
Freeform design: Organic surface modelling; precision modelling; latticing and structures; high-end rendering engine; Python-, batch-, Grasshopper scripting
Clear user interface: Easy to learn and use; powerful and customizable; extendable through scripts and plugins


Rhino3DMedical is currently available for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
Rhino3DMedical is currently developed for Rhino 6. Note that for Rhino 6 compatibility, version 6.13 or higher needs to be installed (6.12 and previous are not compatible with Rhino3DMedical). If you have Rhino 6 already installed and it says it’s up to date, you can manually install the update by downloading the installer from McNeel’s website. 

FREE (45 days) LICENSE KEY: http://rhino3dmedical.mirrakoi.com 

Disclaimer: THIS SOFTWARE IS NOT INTENDED FOR PRIMARY DIAGNOSTIC, ONLY FOR SCIENTIFIC USAGE. THIS VERSION OF Rhino3DMedical IS NOT CERTIFIED AS A MEDICAL DEVICE FOR PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS. THERE ARE NO CERTIFICATIONS. YOU CAN ONLY USE Rhino3DMedical AS A REVIEWING AND SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE, NOT FOR PRIMARY DIAGNOSTIC. All calculations, measurements and images provided by this software are intended only for scientific research. Any other use is entirely at the discretion and risk of the user. If you do use this software for scientific research please give appropriate credit in publications.

Installation: Upon download, the installer package of Rhino3DMedical will be downloaded to your computer. Close Rhino. Double-click on the file Rhino3DMedicalInstaller and it will automatically install Rhino3DMedical as a Rhino-plugin. Restart Rhino. When launching Rhino3DMedical, you will be asked to activate your license. Both online and offline activation is possible. Follow the instructions of the License Wizard.

Uninstallation: To uninstall Rhino3DMedical, close all Rhino applications. Then, go to Control Panel>Uninstall a program and then find the Rhino3DMedical uninstaller on the list.


1 August 2019: Product release.
7 August 2019 - version New compatible format: NRRD; Replaced sliders with scrollbars; Added edit fields for slices and thresholds; Added threshold range and color picker.