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An Assembled Prototype Multimaterial Three-Dimensional–Printed Model of the Neck for Computed Tomography– and Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures

Javan, Ramin MD*; Cho, Alexander L. MS

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November/December 2017 - Volume 41 - Issue 6 - p 941–948
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000630
Head and Neck Imaging

A low-cost, semirealistic, multimaterial prototype phantom of the neck was developed for computed tomography– and ultrasound-guided interventions, using three-dimensional (3D) printing with a variety of materials as well as through molding techniques. This dual-modality phantom can be used by trainees for practicing procedures and can also serve as a prototype for developing more complex and realistic 3D-printed models, particularly with the continued development and advancement in multimaterial 3D printing technologies.

From the *Department of Radiology, George Washington University Hospital; and †George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Received for publication February 12, 2017; accepted March 6, 2017.

Correspondence to: Ramin Javan, MD, Department of Radiology, George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St NW, Suite G2092 Washington, DC 20037 (e-mail:

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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