Surgeons use 3D printing, CAT scans to prepare for the OR: 3 insights


Surgeons at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Medical Center are using 3D printed technology in the operating room, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported.

 Here are three insights:

1. The surgeon was able to use a 3D printed model of a tumor to get a better idea on how to operate.

2. The model was created by converting CAT scan images into a 3D model, using three types of plastic to differentiate between the tumor’s different elements.

3. “This kind of modeling helps me to sleep better, because I can imagine it much more easily,” Rose Ganim, chief of thoracic surgery at Baystate Medical Center told the Gazette.

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