Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol. 5 No. 1 (2023): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2023.2309816

Printed Anatomy for Planning, Training, and Phantoms for Quality Assurance, ID 816

Development of an additively manufactured skull model for the neurointerventional simulator HANNES

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Jonte Schmiech (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Nadine Wortmann (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Helena Guerreiro (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany), Eve Sobirey (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Marie Wegner (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Anna Kyselyova (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany), Jens Fiehler (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany), Dieter Krause (Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract

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.

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Schmiech, J., Wortmann, N., Guerreiro, H., Sobirey, E., Wegner, M., Kyselyova, A., … Krause, D. (2023). Development of an additively manufactured skull model for the neurointerventional simulator HANNES. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 5(1), 816. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2023.2309816