Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S03P02

Medical Phantoms for Planning, Training, and Quality Assurance

High-precision, patient-specific 3D models of brain aneurysms for therapy planning and training in interventional neuroradiology

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Hannes Schwenke (Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany), André Kemmling (Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany and Department of Neurology, University Hospital Münster, Germany), Peter Schramm (Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany)

Abstract

Endovascular treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms is challenging because the configuration of each aneurysm is unique. Using 3D printing, the individual anatomy of the aneurysm can be reproduced with high precision, allowing a deep understanding of the diseased vessel. Here we present a method for the high-resolution and patient-specific production of 3D models of brain aneurysms using stereolithography 3D printing techniques.

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