3D Print of the Week

3D print of the week: brains!

This week’s featured prints are brain models that Dr. Minghong Ma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, uses to teach neuroanatomy to first-year medical students.

When we asked Dr. Ma to tell us a little bit as to how she is using the brain models, she said, “We just used them this week in teaching the Brain & Behavior course for the first-year medical students. One challenge in the course is to gain a 3D understanding of the key structures inside the brain. As a new initiative in the course, we used these 3D printed models combined with 2D sections for this purpose. These models are very helpful for the teachers to explain and for the students to understand the spatial relationship of key brain structures.”

Printed in ABS plastic in the Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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