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You’ve Heard Of An Ultrasound Image But How About A 3D Model Of Your Unborn Child
November 30, 2012
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If you're a parent, there's a good chance you've had an ultrasound image printed of your unborn child in the womb.

It's one of those keepsakes you'll likely hang onto forever.

But how about this? A company in Japan is now offering to give parents a 3D model of the fetus.

For $1200, they'll give you a 9cm, 3D printed resin momento that's based on a MRI scan.

If that's a little too steep, for $600, you can get a 3D model of just the face.

Either way, it comes encased in a transparent block in the shape of the mother's body. Plus, you get a miniature version as well - about the size of a key chain.

"As it is only once in a lifetime that you are pregnant with that child, we received requests for these kind of models from pregnant women who... do not want to forget the feelings and experience of that time," said Tomohiro Kinoshita of FASOTEC, the company offering the service.

The model is called "Shape of an Angel". The company says the best time for a scan is around eight or nine months into the pregnancy.

It says it also makes 3D models of internal organs that doctors can use to plan surgery or medical students can use for training.

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