Development of a Tailored Thyroid Gland Phantom for Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology by Three-Dimensional Printing.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a challenging and risky procedure for inexperienced clinicians to perform because of the proximity of the thyroid to the jugular veins, carotid arteries, and trachea. A phantom model for transfixion practice would help train clinicians in FNAC. OBJECTIVE To fabricate a tailored phantom with… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.05.012

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