How a group of surgeons used 3D printing in brain surgery
۳D printing is increasingly gaining ground in medicine as it is being used to aid doctors in preparing for complex procedures in addition to making prosthetics. Quite recently the life of Teresa Flint, a mother of 3, diagnosed with a complex aneurysm was saved by doctors at the Jacobs institute in Buffalo using an $ 87,000 3-D printer (EDENN 260 V) made by Statasy Ltd. This 3D printed model allowed doctors to come up with a strategy to save her life through virtual trial and error on an exact replica of her brain.
In addition to helping doctors come up with the best approach for surgical procedures, the familiarity provided by several practice sessions on the 3D replica allowed the doctors to complete the surgery earlier with very few complications.