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AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Jun-Jul;26(6):1425-7.

From patient to model: stereolithographic modeling of the cerebral vasculature based on rotational angiography.

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Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

We developed a method to produce tubular in vitro models of the cerebral vessels from real patient data. Three-dimensional data sets obtained from patients undergoing rotational angiography were used for stereolithographic biomodeling by using rapid prototyping technology. In a second step, tubular reproductions of the cerebral vessels were obtained by using the lost-wax technique. These reproductions can be useful for hemodynamic research and for the development and preclinical evaluation of new endovascular treatment methods.

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15956510
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