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Placenta Vasculature 3D Printed Imaging and Teaching Phantoms

Nikitichev, D; Xia, W; Daher, B; Hill, E; Wong, RYJ; David, AL; Desjardins, AE; ... Vercauteren, T; + view all (2016) Placenta Vasculature 3D Printed Imaging and Teaching Phantoms. In: Proceedings of the NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, Printing for Fabrication 2016 (NIP32). (pp. pp. 431-434). Society for Imaging Science and Technology: Manchester, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Three-dimensional printing makes it possible to create patient-specific, complex anatomical geometries that can be used for training, teaching and surgical planning. The human placenta is a vital organ that transports nutrients from the mothers' uterine circulation to the fetus via a complex vasculature. Complications of the fetal vasculature are increasingly being imaged with ultrasound and treated before birth using invasive fetal therapy. There is a need for human placenta training phantoms such as placental anastomoses that occur in monochorionic twin pregnancy and can cause twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and fetal death, if untreated. In this study we developed two phantoms based on the human placenta using 3D printing technology: an ultrasound imaging phantom and an anatomical teaching model.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Placenta Vasculature 3D Printed Imaging and Teaching Phantoms
Event: NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, Printing for Fabrication 2016 (NIP32)
Location: Manchester UK
Dates: 12 September 2016 - 16 September 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ist/nipdf...
Language: English
Additional information: Reprinted with permission of IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, sole copyright owners of the Printing for Fabrication 2016 32nd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP) Technical Program, Abstracts, and USB Proceedings.
Keywords: 3D printing; human placenta; ultrasound imaging phantom
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health > Maternal and Fetal Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1492876
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