Surgery Needs to be 100% Using 3D Printing & Virtual Reality

Did you ever ask your surgeon before your operation if he or she already performed that specific procedure on your body? This may seem like a strange question, but neurosurgeon Bon Verweij envisions a future in which we are able to make this reality. Through the use of 3D printing technology and virtual reality, surgeons will be able to practice and plan your surgery meticulously.

Bon Verweij says in a recent TEDx Talk event, “Usually surgeons use conventional scans to visualize a 3D model of the patients brain to prepare for the surgery; they use their experience of the past to operate tomorrow’s patient. That is changing: I use a 3D print and virtual reality of you…. to practice and plan your surgery“.

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