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3D Printing in Medicine by Deepak M Kalaskar

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3D printers for surgical practice

Subha N. Rath and Sharanya Sankar,    Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Kandi, Telangana, India

Abstract

Surgical operations are challenging for newly recruited residents and experienced surgeons alike, as they involve unexpected findings in a surgical field, timely decisions, and unpredictable outcomes. In addition, they pose problems for experienced surgeons, who are dealing with congenital anomalies or complicated cancer cases, where the inter-anatomical relationships might not be as per traditional knowledge. Although a number of imaging modalities exist to accurately predict the anatomy in 3D, surgeons find it difficult to grasp and plan the details because of the limitations of 3D anatomy visualization ...

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