Digital Revolution In Veterinary Anatomy: Confection of Anatomical Models of Canine Stomach by Scanning and Three-Dimensional Printing (3D)

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Conrado Henrique Hackmann; Daniela de Alcântara Leite dos Reis & Antônio Chaves de Assis Neto


Three-dimensional (3D) scanning and printing can contribute to the area of Veterinary Anatomy, producing anatomical models that can be used in teaching. The objective of this project was to apply the 3D digitalization and printing to produce models of the canine stomach, and make these models available as an alternative tool of study in the practical classes of veterinary anatomy. The stomachs of dogs were digitized and printed in 3D models. Anatomical aspects were easily identifies in the models as compared with stomach original. The results of this project clearly demonstrated that the digitalization and 3D printing from the dog stomach come to strongly contribute to the teaching of veterinary anatomy, currently playing an important role by producing replicas which present desirable anatomical characteristics from organ.

KEY WORDS: Gross Anatomy; 3D Printing; Veterinary Education; Anatomical Models; Veterinary Anatomy.

How to cite this article

HACKMANN, C. H.; DOS REIS, L. D. A. & DE ASSIS NETO, A. C. Digital revolution in veterinary anatomy: confection of anatomical models of canine stomach by scanning and three-dimensional printing (3D). Int. J. Morphol., 37(2):486-490, 2019.