• Roop Krishan Kaul


Various scans, such as X-rays, CT, MRI, and ultrasound, are commonly used in the medical industry. For supplying information on the internal organs, these methods are very useful. There is, however, a void in collecting data on the areas of the outer body that can now be taken care of through 3D scanning technology. To identify the effect of them and the subsequent studies, a large number of research papers on various scanning techniques and 3D scanning were studied. In various sub-medical areas, doctors and technologists use accessible scanning technology. This paper will support clinicians with high expertise, minimum complications, and maximization of benefits with the optimal care for the patient. The bibliometric study indicates that the scientific work carried out in the 3D scanning application in the medical sector is rapidly trending, which also explains future opportunities and contributions. In addition to component research & prototypes, the company is pursuing 3D scanning for industrial medical applications before actual development. It helps to quickly and rapidly construct successful implants. We have summarised 3D scanning applications for medical uses in this article. This technology helps to manufacture medical implants according to the requirements. It is used to precisely determine the body form, scale, and surface area of the skin of a patient or an individual portion of the body. In medicine, data vary from patient to patient, so 3D scanning tools that include digital 3D models are used to create a 3D digital image. By combining computer representations of Augmented Reality and Holographic methods, we will achieve enhanced patient care. This technology's major drawback is that it can only scan the exterior surface of the body or part/model.