Clinical applications of physical 3D models derived from MDCT data and created by rapid prototyping

Steven J. Esses, Phillip Berman, Allan I. Bloom, Jacob Sosna*

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. In this article, we describe the production of physical models from CT data using rapid prototyping and present their clinical application. MDCT data acquisition of isotropic voxels and modern postprocessing techniques provide exquisite detail for clinicians and radiologists. CONCLUSION. In recent years, rapid prototyping technologies have provided new possibilities to visualize complex anatomic structures through the generation of physical models that can be used to assist with diagnosis, surgical planning, prosthesis design, and patient communication.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)W683-W688
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume196
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3D model
  • Prosthesis design
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Surgical planning

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