A patient’s perspective: 3D printing, oncology and experience with surgery

Written by Shana Cook

In this guest column, Shana Cook (Milwaukee School of Engineering; WI, USA) describes her story following a diagnosis of retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma. Cook underwent surgical resection to remove the tumor and later found comfort in 3D printing her tumor from her own MRI data. In this guest column, Shana Cook (Milwaukee School of Engineering; WI, USA) describes how 3D printing can benefit patient experience with surgery, drawing from her own experience printing her resected tumor from her own MRI data. As Cook looks ahead towards a career in radiology, she reflects on how she has grown attached to her 3D printed...

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