Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM

Medical Phantoms for Planning, Training, and Quality Assurance

3D-printing of elastic stenosis phantoms

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Thomas Friedrich (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Germany), Franz Wegner  (Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany), Thorsten Buzug (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Germany)


Minimally invasive endovascular interventions play an important role in clinical practice. The procedures are a versatile tool to physicians and are therefore also important for the development of devices and imaging systems, which leads to a high demand for preclinical evaluation. This work focuses on the feasibility of 3D-printing for vessel phantoms with user defined stenoses made of elastic materials.

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