30 May

In the labyrinth-like corridors at the University Hospital of Lübeck, one of the biggest in Germany, visitors tend to lose all sense of time and place. The future of medical technology is just next door, in the 3D printing lab of the Institute of Neuroradiology, headed by Prof. Peter Schramm. Here, Dr. Kemmling, staff neuroradiologist and researcher is using high-precision stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing to create models of brain arteries to personalize operations and reduce risks such as stroke.

After years of experience in the emergency room, Dr. Kemmling knows that performing endovascular surgeries is not only a matter of time, but also precision: Millimeters decide over life and death. The most advanced devices only work as intended when accurately placed.

By 3D printing 1:1 replicas of patients’ brain arteries from CT scans, Dr. Kemmling offers a universal tool for research and training alike, creating an affordable, anatomically correct alternative to silicone models and animal testing. His vision: providing personalized treatment plans for each patient on a global scale.

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