Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109499

Imaging and Modelling in 3D Printing, ID 499

Design and construction of a flexible pharyngeal phantom

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Alina Ibbeken  (Universität zu Lübeck), Christina Hagen , Fenja Zell , Armin Steffen  , Ulrike Grzyska  , Alex Frydrychowicz  , Thorsten M. Buzug  

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder characterized by episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. In order to experimentally examine the causes that lead to OSA, a flexible pharyngeal phantom of the upper airway geometry of an OSA patient was fabricated using additive manufacturing and silicone casting techniques. The result of each manufacturing step was recorded and examined with a control CT scan, the deviation of the phantom from the digital model was measured and evaluated.

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Ibbeken, A., Hagen, C., Zell, F., Steffen, A., Grzyska, U., Frydrychowicz, A., & Buzug, T. M. (2021). Design and construction of a flexible pharyngeal phantom. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 3(1), 499. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109499

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