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Methodical Development and Evaluation of Using Additive Manufacturing for Creating Neurosurgical 3D Models for Operative Preparation and Professional Trainings in Medicine


Title: Methodical Development and Evaluation of Using Additive Manufacturing for Creating Neurosurgical 3D Models for Operative Preparation and Professional Trainings in Medicine

Authors: Eugen Musienko, Marc Fette, Tobias Meyer, Maik Nibbeling, Heinrich Wessling, Sven Duda

DOI: 10.33599/nasampe/s.21.0587

Abstract: In medicine physicians reconstruct the spatial arrangement of objects from a set of two-dimensional computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. The observation from different angles or the rotation of an object in spatial axes is not possible continuously. In skull base surgery in particular, only small parts of the bones and arteries of the skull base and cranial nerves can be identified, from which the surgeon has to create his spatial model in order to understand the anatomy of the surgical site. Reliable methods and procedures for the production of three-dimensional models first need to be established using the possibilities of additive manufacturing processes and the corresponding process chains. Hence, patient-specific 3D models can be quickly and cost-efficiently implemented for preparing the operation and defining the surgical strategy. By defining necessary quality criteria and a catalogue of requirements, the foundations for the three-dimensional formation of patho-anatomical models are generated. This paper deals with the methodical development and evaluation of using additive manufacturing for creating neurosurgical 3D models for operative preparation and professional trainings. In this context, process chains with different, required quality assurance levels are developed and evaluated on the basis of real operation models in close cooperation with neurosurgeons.

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Conference: SAMPE NEXUS 2021

Publication Date: 2021/06/29

SKU: TP21-0000000587

Pages: 10

Price: FREE

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