St. Luke's Hospital using 3D-printed technology to train surgeons: 3 details



St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, Pa., is using 3D printing technology to create synthetic body parts that assist in medical training, according to WFMZ-TV News.

Here are three things to know:

1. The hospital received the 3D printer as part of a grant.

2. The 3D printer creates skeletal body parts that are then covered in synthetic skin for medical staff to practice suturing techniques.

3. In addition to making the synthetic body parts, the printer is designed to add injuries to any model requested as well as incorporate other unique factors, such as the amount of fat and muscle each model displays.

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