3D printing provides low-cost alternative in bronchoscopy simulation training

19 octubre 2015

3D-printed tracheobronchial tree models compared favorably against other more standard models in training pulmonary physicians to perform bronchoscopy, researchers have found. The study compared the two models based on realism, accuracy, look and feel, and overall usefulness as a teaching tool. Currently, most simulation centers use models that are more expensive than 3-D-printed models and fail to capture the subtle anatomical details of the airways.