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Interview with Jasamine Coles-Black: Benefits of 3D Printed Models in Vascular Surgery

Interview with Jasamine Coles-Black: Benefits of 3D Printed Models in Vascular Surgery

Written by David

June 13, 2019

Seven years ago, the World Health Organization estimated the total global volume of operations to be 312.9 million. That could probably mean that in our lifetime, a lot of us will go under the surgeon’s knife, and because it’s not as scary anymore as perhaps the early 1900’s (if you saw the Cinemax hit show The Knick , you know what I mean), we should be thankful to live in the 21st. century. Surgery has become safer, and cosmetic surgery, microsurgery and many other elective-type surgeries are quite common and often painless procedures. Still, some of the more complex surgeries still have high death rates. In an attempt to take advantage of the ongoing technological advances, many medical specialists have noticed that 3D printing can improve surgical planning and training, which will directly benefit surgical procedures. Last year, Nova Scotia surgeons used a 3D printed brain model in surgical […]

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