Realistic phantoms are often necessary for surgical training. To that end, Penn Vet’s Neurology & Neurosurgery clinical team at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital 3D-printed a dog skull (from a Corgi mix) to be used as a surgical phantom model to practice brain biopsies. A computed tomography scan (CT scan) of the dog’s skull was used to create the 3D-printable file.
For more information about how to turn an MRI or CT scan into a 3D print, see: https://www.embodi3d.com/tutorials.html
printed in ABS plastic on the Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
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