3D supported artificial tongue study

Orhan İ., Alan A., Düzler A.

XXXII. Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 25 - 28 July 2018, vol.47, no.122, pp.58

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ahe.12369
  • City: Hannover
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.58
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: 3D models are digital drawings that created by a design software in computer or scanning an object with 3D scanners. 3D technologies are used in various area as engineering, industrial design, architecture, medical etc. In this study we aimed creating a cat tongue, education material for practical courses, by using 3D technology.

Materials and Methods: The tongue was obtained from a cat diedin an animal hospital. Then the tongue was scanned by computed micro tomography and 3D laser scanner, so 3D images were obtained by two different methods. Both of them were printed in a 3D printer and created two printed artificial tongues. Two silicon

molds were made from these two artificial tongues. Then two flexible artificial tongues were produced by using silicone mold methods.

Results: We used two different scanning methods and two different creating methods to obtain artificial cat tongues in this study. Then they were compared each other and scored with different aspects.

Conclusion: The most appropriate method was determined for obtaining non-organic cadaveric material. The effect of 3D technologies was applied to improve veterinary anatomy education. In the future, different non-cadaveric materials can be produced by these methods.