Illustrations for Health Assessment Techniques of the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus



Advances in diagnostic imaging and 3D printing technology have enabled the creation of patient-specific models. This research established a workflow for creating 3D printed congenital heart defect (CHD) models, focusing specifically on creating aortic arch models optimized for surgical planning and simulation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) stage I palliation. Novel methods for creating CT as well as 3D ultrasound and 3D fetal ultrasound derived prints were explored.

This reserach poster was awarded an Honorable Mention by the AMI Awards Committee.

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This Vesalius Trust research poster was presented at the 2017
Association of Medical Illustrators' Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas



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