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

Stephan G. Wetzel, Makoto Ohta, Akira Handa, Jean Marc Auer, Pedro Lylyk, Karl Olof Lovblad, Drazenko Babic, D. A. Rufenacht

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1427
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Wetzel, S. G., Ohta, M., Handa, A., Auer, J. M., Lylyk, P., Lovblad, K. O., Babic, D., & Rufenacht, D. A. (2005). From patient to model: Stereolithographic modeling of the cerebral vasculature based on rotational angiography. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 26(6), 1425-1427.