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    Evaluating the Utility of 3D Printing in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    Coles-Black, Jasamine Misty ( 2021)
    3D printed patient-specific phantoms offer a new means of simulating complex procedures in vascular surgery. Despite growing interest, lack of expertise poses a barrier for adoption. I explore the potential scope of implementation of 3D printing in vascular surgery by developing a reproducible, low-cost methodology for producing 3D printed phantoms which successfully recapitulate the procedural challenges encountered during surgery. These phantoms are valuable in visualising complex anatomy, presurgical simulation, appropriate device selection, and templating physician modified stent grafts. Next steps involve larger scale translational studies to validate impacts on patient outcomes and cost savings to the healthcare system.