Stratasys 3D printing solutions also significantly strengthens the CHU's capabilities from an instructional standpoint.
For Dr Bernhard, this is a fundamental benefit of 3D printing and one that he sees making a big impact within the medical sector long-term."I think this technology will be a big driver in terms of shaping the future of teaching and surgical training," he says.
The only thing more accurate than that is the patient himself," he adds.
The CHU de Bordeaux uses three Stratasys Poly Jet materials: transparent Vero Clear to show the volume mass of the kidney itself, red for the arteries and yellow for the excretory tract.
The pre-surgery planning aids in identifying and avoiding damage to the delicate nearby arteries and vessels which can result in complete kidney removal.
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