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Fast Robotic Soft Matter 3 D Printing for Patient-specific Surgical Phantoms

  title={Fast Robotic Soft Matter 3 D Printing for Patient-specific Surgical Phantoms},
  author={Michael C. Chang and Sean R. Niemi and Christopher P. Kabb and Thomas E. Angelini and Francis J. Bova and Scott A. Banks},
The recent introduction of three-dimensional (3D) printing (also known as additive manufacturing) techniques into the field of medicine and neurosurgery has provided methods for fabricating patient-specific models for neurosurgical training, teaching, simulation, and pre-surgical planning. Soft matter technology, using a granular gel as the supporting material for 3D printing photopolymer hydrogels, now permits printing of anatomically complex models with realistic textures and tactile… 

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