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Lifelike Simulations Make Real-Life Surgery Safer

Lifelike Simulations Make Real-Life Surgery Safer

3D printing and Hollywood movie magic are coupled to prep surgeons for challenging procedures.

By TED03.21.17

 
Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients—so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Think: "Operate twice, cut once." Glimpse the future of surgery in this forward-thinking talk.
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