Medical Models Cut

Medical Models Cut
Carlos Villamizar, a medical engineer technician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, uses a dental pick to scratch between the crevices of a 3-D 'medical models,' or replica, of a male patient's lumbar spine. Walter Reed's 3D Medical Applications Center uses technology originally designed for the manufacturing industry, to cut down on the amount of time a patient is in surgery by as much as six hours.  Photo Credit:
Jun 14, 2007

Medical Models Cut Carlos Villamizar, a medical engineer technician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, uses a dental pick to scratch between the crevices of a 3-D 'medical models,' or replica, of a male patient's lumbar spine. Walter Reed's 3D Medical Applications Center uses technology originally designed for the manufacturing industry, to cut down on the amount of time a patient is in surgery by as much as six hours. Photo Credit: Jun 14, 2007