3D printing for preoperative planning and surgical training: a review

  title={3D printing for preoperative planning and surgical training: a review},
  author={Anurup Ganguli and Gelson J. Pagan‐Diaz and Lauren Grant and Caroline Cvetkovic and Mathew Bramlet and John A. Vozenilek and Thenkurussi Kesavadas and Rashid Bashir},
  journal={Biomedical Microdevices},
Surgeons typically rely on their past training and experiences as well as visual aids from medical imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) for the planning of surgical processes. Often, due to the anatomical complexity of the surgery site, two dimensional or virtual images are not sufficient to successfully convey the structural details. For such scenarios, a 3D printed model of the patient’s anatomy enables personalized preoperative planning… 
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