- 3D printed model for CWD education and training
Researchers at Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach (MNPRO™) have developed a 3D printable head and neck model of a white-tailed deer. Generated using high resolution CT scan images, this 3D model is an anatomically accurate representation of a white-tailed deer with a focus on the skeleton, salivary glands and medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes. This realistic deer head can be used to assist in training individuals to collect samples for chronic wasting disease (CWD) diagnostic testing. Utility exists for multiple national and state-level agencies as well as educational institutions. This 3D printed head and neck model serves as an option to compliment the use of fresh tissue, since the model
- is more accessible and reusable (does not require tissue disposal and clean up, does not decompose),
- provides easy to see structures, and
- facilitates better engagement with the audience during training.
Files available for download
The 5 stl files for printing the full 3D model are available for download at $100 USD.
File format: .stl
Please contact Andrew Morrow for inquiries.