Imaging specialists combine CT, 3D printing to create anatomical models

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., have created a 3D anatomical model by combining CT scans with 3D printing technology.

A paper published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments details the process, which was used to create models of both a living rat and the preserved skull of a rabbit in the laboratory.

The technique could have implications for visualizing and communicating imaging research to students and eventually aid doctors in surgical preparation, according to the researchers.

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