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How to Print Fetus Using Ultrasound

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How to Print Fetus Using Ultrasound

When Ana Paula Silveira became pregnant, she and her husband, Alvaro Zermiani, dreamed of seeing the child's face on the first ultrasound examination. But a few weeks later, they felt it.

Ana Paula and Alvaro, who live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are both blind. Their son Davi Lucas is physically fit, but their eyes can not see the first grainy glimpse of their baby on the ultrasound monitor.

They decided to go the other way. The couple went to the office of Dr. Heron Werner, an obstetrician and gynecologist working at the DASA clinic in Rio de Janeiro. He agreed to follow Anna Paula through her pregnancy.

Dr. Werner uses a 3D printer to create a realistic model of the images obtained with GE sonicator. Dr. Werner said: "From the very moment we performed the high-quality ultrasound, through the possibility of 3D printing, I realized that it could also improve prenatal experiences for visually impaired pregnant women.

Anna Paula agrees. She said: "It's an unspeakable feeling to keep a baby fetus at 12 weeks." "The inheritance of our son's evolution gives us this overall feeling because of our touch.

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Dr. Werner got the idea of ​​a 3D printed baby during his visit to the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, which is using a tomography machine to digitize ancient Egyptian exhibits. He said: "We do not think we are using [medical imaging] to print a fetal model.

Anna Paula said that being able to hold her son's print model is a great gift. "When we touched the second model, with Davi's face, we realized his similarities with us." Through exams and printing, we not only know how healthy our children grow but also with our Son to establish a very real relationship and establish a very close relationship with them. "

Physicians can use ultrasound machine to help parents better understand congenital defects such as cleft lip, abnormal limbs or abdominal wall defects. In some cases, 3D printing can enhance the discussion of surgery plans and serve as an educational tool.

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