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Benefits of 3D printed models in vascular surgery for planning, training and patient education

Benefits of 3D printed models in vascular surgery for planning, training and patient education

Written by Paul

August 3, 2018

Recent studies have shown the advantages of 3D printing for simulation of vascular surgery includes significant reduction of procedural time, but the applications of producing life-sized 3D models can have important educational benefits beyond the operation planning stage.

Bernhard Dorweiler of the University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany argued this point during the CX Innovation Showcase at the Charing Cross Symposium earlier this year (24–27 April, London, UK).

“3D printing is a revolutionary technique”, Dorweiler said, “that is increasingly being used in industry but also in medicine, predominantly for replacement of joints and bones.” At Dorweiler’s centre in Germany, 3D printing technology is now being used not only for the purpose of planning procedures with complex techniques or anatomies, but also as an important tool for education of residents as well as patients.

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