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We developed a method to produce tubular in vitro models of the cerebral vessels from real patient data. Three-dimensional data sets obtained from patients undergoing rotational angiography were used for stereolithographic biomodeling by using rapid prototyping technology. In a second step, tubular reproductions of the cerebral vessels were obtained by using the lost-wax technique. These reproductions can be useful for hemodynamic research and for the development and preclinical evaluation of new endovascular treatment methods.


Journal article


AJNR Am J Neuroradiol

Publication Date





1425 - 1427


Blood Vessels, Cerebral Angiography, Cerebral Arteries, Humans, Models, Cardiovascular