Improving Medication Delivery Boluses with an iPhone & Desktop 3D Printer

Chinese researchers Dehua Kang, Bin Wang, Yinglin Peng, Xiaowei Liu, and Xiaowu Deng examine methods for improving the bolus, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Low-Cost iPhone-Assisted Processing…

Researchers Use Microsoft Kinect Xbox 360 Scanner to Obtain Topography for 3D Printable Radiotherapy Phantom

To verify treatment when giving radiation, doctors often turn to radiotherapy phantoms for quality assurance, since the dosage can’t be directly measured. 3D printing is making it easier to fabricate…

Japan: Real-Time Tumor Tracking & Quality Assurance with 3D Printed Phantoms & Moving Robotic Platform

Researchers from Yamaguchi University in Japan enrolled three lung cancer patients in a study about their work assessing a dynamic moving phantom system that can reproduce patient anatomy and 3D…

International Researchers Review 3D Printed Immobilization Devices for Cancer Treatment

Researchers from the UK and Australia continue the trend in exploring 3D printing technology for patient-specific treatment, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘A review of 3D printed patient-specific…

3D Printed: The Radiotherapy-Compatible Robotic System

In ‘Radiotherapy-Compatible Robotic System for Multi-Landmark Positioning in Head and Neck Cancer Treatments,’ authors Mark Ostyn, Siqiu Wang, Yun-Soung Kim, Siyong Kim, and Woon-Hong Yeo discuss the challenges of dealing…

3D Printing Gel Phantoms for Dosimetric Verification of Radiotherapy Treatments

In the recently published ‘3D printable inter cross-linking network (ICN) gels for reversible transparency control with water content,’ authors Yosuke Watanabe, Shota Inoue, Azus Saito, Masasu Kawakawami, and Hidemitsu Furukawa explore 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman…

UK Researchers Improve Comfort Levels for Cancer Patients by 3D Printing Radiotherapy Body Molds

Cancer patients undergoing brain or head and neck radiotherapy are required to be immobilized, which is certainly not always popular with those undergoing the procedure, who may already be suffering…