Surg Radiol Anat (2017) 39:905–910 DOI 10.1007/s00276-017-1822-2 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Creating vascular models by postprocessing computed tomography angiography images: a guide for anatomical education 1 1 1 2 Figen Govsa · Mehmet Asim Ozer · Suzan Sirinturk · Cenk Eraslan · Ahmet Kemal Alagoz Received: 29 April 2016 / Accepted: 16 January 2017 / Published online: 6 February 2017 © Springer-Verlag France 2017 Abstract Keywords Computed tomography angiography · Three- Background A new application of teaching anatomy dimentional printed model · Anatomical models · Medical includes the use of computed tomography angiography education · Undergraduate education · Post-graduate (CTA) images to create clinically relevant three-dimen- education · Anatomic variation · Preoperative planning · sional (3D) printed models. The purpose of this article is Intraoperative guidance to review recent innovations on the process and the appli- cation of 3D printed models as a tool for using under and post-graduate medical education. Introduction Methods Images of aortic arch pattern received by CTA were converted into 3D images using the Google SketchUp Medical education is not confined within the medical free software and were saved in stereolithography format. school, but it is rather a lifelong process [2, 5, 12, 24]. All Using a 3D printer (Makerbot), a model mode polylactic kinds of theoretical and practical experience during under acid material
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 6, 2017
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