The production of digital and printed resources from multiple modalities using visualization and three-dimensional printing techniques

@article{Shui2016ThePO,
  title={The production of digital and printed resources from multiple modalities using visualization and three-dimensional printing techniques},
  author={Wuyang Shui and Mingquan Zhou and Shi Chen and Zhouxian Pan and Qingqiong Deng and Yong Yao and Hui Pan and Taiping He and Xingce Wang},
  journal={International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={13-23}
}
Virtual digital resources and printed models have become indispensable tools for medical training and surgical planning. Nevertheless, printed models of soft tissue organs are still challenging to reproduce. This study adopts open source packages and a low-cost desktop 3D printer to convert multiple modalities of medical images to digital resources (volume rendering images and digital models) and lifelike printed models, which are useful to enhance our understanding of the geometric structure… CONTINUE READING