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Unique 3D Printer Creates Realistic Model of Patient Prostate, Aims to Vastly Improve Surgical Outcomes

NIBIB-funded scientists have developed a new technique for 3D-printing patient-specific organ models - here the prostate gland -- using polymers that accurately model the prostate's dimensions and physical properties, while also providing quantitative tactile feedback, or response to pressure, incisions, and suturing.
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