INTRODUCTION The white-eared opossum, Didelphis albiventris, can be considered an excellent model for comparative embryology in developmental biology studies. The group Metatheria (Didelphimorphia) has relevance among mammals, particularly related to [...] Natural anatomical pieces of wild animals are rare and teachers seek alternatives in satisfactory quantity and quality to inform their students. This article aims to describe the use of multiplanar reconstructions and 3D volume rendering computed tomography (CT) images, rapid prototyping and 3D printing of opossum head to create a biomodel to veterinary education in descriptive anatomy of wild animals. A six-step method study was conducted to construct the biomodel: (1) selection of opossum head from museum; (2) CT scanning of bones structures in veterinary hospital; (3) DICOM visualization medical images in multiplanar reconstructions and 3D volume rendering; (4) .dicom file conversion to. stl; (5) 3D printing of opossum head by rapid prototyping; (6) comparison of 3D model printed with the original anatomical piece. The use of CT images with their different forms of reconstruction can provide a more comprehensive 3D view of opossum craniofacial region and allow a better understanding of head anatomy of this species. The 3D printed biomodel can be a viable alternative to original bone specimens when used in anatomy education. However, further studies must be continued to validate the method in Veterinary Medicine courses. KEY WORDS: Veterinary Education; Anatomy; Biomodel; 3D Printing; Opossum.
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2020 APR 18 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness Wellness Week -- Investigators publish new report on cancer biomarkers. According to news reporting originating from [...]
Thakur, Ashish, Chauhan, Dushyant, Viswambaran, M., Yadav, R., and Sharma, Dhruv
The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society. April-June, 2019, Vol. 19 Issue 2, 184
Polymethylmethacrylate, Implants, Artificial, Prosthesis, and Rapid prototyping
Cranial vault defects may be acquired or congenital in origin. Rehabilitation of these patients often poses challenge to the operating team and prosthodontist. Polymethylmethacrylate is a commonly used alloplastic graft [...]
Jung, Hong-Taek, Lee, Ki-Sun, Park, Jin-Hong, and Lee, Jeong-Yol
The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society. Oct 2018, Vol. 18 Issue 5, 43
Dentures -- Usage
Hong-Taek Jung1, Ki-Sun Lee2, Jin-Hong Park DDS1, Jeong-Yol Lee1 1Department of Prosthodontics, Institute for Clinical Dental Research, Korea University Medical Center, Korea University, Seoul, Korea 2Department of Prosthodontics, Korea University [...]
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Li, Qiu-Ju, Yu, Tong, Liu, Lian-Hua, and Zhao, Jian-Wu
Medicine. August 2018, Vol. 97 Issue 31, e11701, 1 p.
Scoliosis -- Case studies, Scoliosis -- Models, Orthopedic surgery -- Case studies, 3D printing -- Case studies, and 3D printing -- Health aspects
Byline: Qiu-Ju Li, Department of Spine Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun; Tong Yu, Department of Spine Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun; Lian-Hua Liu, Department of Chinese Medicine, Tonghua Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tonghua, Jilin Province, China.; Jian-Wu Zhao, Department of Spine Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun Abstract RATIONALE:: This study describes the technique of combined Orbic 3D navigation (O3DN) and 3D rapid prototyping (3DRP) to assist surgical correction of congenital scoliosis. PATIENT CONCERNS:: A 12-year-old boy with congenital scoliosis. His father brought him to our hospital upon noticing the boy's asymmetry of the trunk. DIAGNOSES:: Congenital scoliosis. INTERVENTIONS:: O3DN and 3DRP were used to assist correction surgery in this patient. OUTCOMES:: The Cobb angle of segmental scoliosis (T8-L2) was 46.9[degrees] preoperatively and 2.3[degrees] at the last postoperative follow-up; correction was 95.1%. The average segmental kyphosis (T5-T12) was 45.2[degrees] preoperatively and 18.6[degrees] at the postoperative follow-up; correction was 58.9%. The preoperative sagittal imbalance of 56.2 mm was improved to 9.7 mm. The mean distance between the center sacral vertical line and the C7 plumb line was reduced from 5.7 to 4.1 mm. Operative time and bleeding volume was impressively little, with no misplacement of pedicle screws or other surgical complications. LESSONS:: Combined 3DRP and O3DN helped achieve satisfactory correction for this case of congenital scoliosis. The application of 3DRP aided by O3DN in surgical treatment of congenital scoliosis can reduce operative time, lessen blood loss, reduce screw misplacement, and avoid neurovascular damage. However, patients' hospital costs were greater. Our lessons learnt are that the relative position between the tracker and the pedicle must be static to ensure the accuracy of the whole system during the entire operation.