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3-D printing guides human face transplants

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients’ heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the (RSNA).

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This is a 3-D print model used in surgical planning.
Credit: RSNA


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Co-authors on the study are , M.D., , M.D., Ph.D., Nicole Wake, M.S., , Ph.D., Elizabeth George, M.D., Gerald T. Grant, D.M.D., M.S., Peter C. Liacouras, Ph.D., and Edward J. Caterson, M.D., Ph.D.

Radiological Society of North America