• Cancer

    3D Printing of Patients’ Anatomy Aids in Surgical Planning

a patient holding a 3D model of rib cage with a tumorNot all great advances in surgery happen in the operating room. Some are coming off the printer – a 3D printer. At Mayo Clinic, radiologists and surgeons are teaming up to discover every possible detail about complex cases before the operation. In some situations, it means patients experience less pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.

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