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Copyright (c) 2023 Jonte Schmiech, Nadine Wortmann, Helena Guerreiro, Eve Sobirey, Marie Wegner, Anna Kyselyova, Jens Fiehler, Dieter Krause
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Neurointerventional procedures, such as the treatment of acute ischemic strokes using mechanical thrombectomy, require fast and skilled action. However, proper alignment and navigation of treatment instruments pose a challenge. This paper describes the development and manufacturing of a skull model that enhances the existing neurointerventional simulator HANNES, by providing a representation of the skull structure in X-ray imaging. The partially additively manufactured anatomical model enhances the realism of the simulator, as it can be used as an orientation for the targeted alignment of the treatment instruments during different neurointerventional treatments.