3D molds of human anatomy

Through software, digital work on tomography and resonance images associated with the different 3D printing technologies today is possible to produce three-dimensional anatomical molds that are increasingly closer in appearance to the realities of human anatomy. It opens up a great possibility of study and research in the health area where the same organ but with different pathologies can be seen and touched without risk, for example. The cadaveric study, although relevant and widely used, has increasingly been replaced by anatomical molds. These molds have some characteristics superior to the corpse, for example due to the rigor mortis the molds can have the consistency, density and colors closest to the anatomy of a living human being.

A medical student who has a corpse for study will be limited to the pathologies found in that single individual. 3D printing expands this horizon, it allows the impression of a healthy and a pathological organ, enabling unprecedented and efficient comparative learning. Surgical research and training can also benefit from anatomical molds by improving and developing surgical techniques in a simulated environment closer to human anatomy.


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