Computer-Based Vertebral Tumor Cryoablation Planning and Procedure Simulation Involving Two Cases using MRI-Visible 3D Printing and Advanced Visualization.

Date Published:

2016 Nov


OBJECTIVE: We report the development and use of MRI-compatible and MRI-visible 3D printed models in conjunction with advanced visualization software models to plan and simulate safe access routes to achieve a theoretic zone of cryoablation for percutaneous image-guided treatment of a C7 pedicle osteoid osteoma and an L1 lamina osteoblastoma. Both models altered procedural planning and patient care. CONCLUSION: Patient-specific MRI-visible models can be helpful in planning complex percutaneous image-guided cryoablation procedures.

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