ERCP and Digestive Track Models
Our 3D printed digestive tract models allow for realistic surgical simulation. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (or ERCP), for example, is an extremely difficult procedure that takes years to master. Our models may help improve resident performance and confidence by enabling realistic, hands on training whenever it is convenient, and allowing for practice prior to actual patient operations. Above, one of our models is viewed through a side facing endoscope. The major papilla is cannulated, allowing access to the biliary system. Next, iodine is injected into the biliary system, enhancing contrast in the model ductal system when viewed by X-ray (below). The model imaged here has no pathology, but pathologies can be included and our models can be modified as desired. Our manufacturing approach allows for the rapid production of realistic medical training models.