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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Previous investigation suggests that visually detected interstitial changes in the lung parenchyma of smokers are highly clinically relevant and predict outcomes, including death. Visual subjective analysis to detect these changes is time-consuming, insensitive to subtle changes, and requires training to enhance reproducibility.(More)
Recent advances in the three-dimensional (3D) printing industry have enabled clinicians to explore the use of 3D printing in preprocedural planning, biomedical tissue modeling, and direct implantable device manufacturing. Despite the increased adoption of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing techniques in the health-care field, many physicians lack(More)
The emerging of new Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), the aging population and the increased number of people suffering from chronic diseases are changing the health structure of developed countries. Given this situation, it is crucial that research based on demographics data is promoted and researchers can access large amounts of patient(More)
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