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Wed, Jan 20, 2016 2:37pm

3D Printing of Patients' Anatomy Aids in Surgical Planning

By Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., @ShandaBlackmonMD

Patient Michael Slag

Original Story from Sharing Mayo Clinic

Not 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.

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