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3D Printing and Radiation Therapy
In radiation therapy, 3D printing has been investigated to create phantoms and custom patient-specific devices.
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3D printing can also be used in radiation therapy to create patient-specific phantoms for QA based on CT or MR images of the patient. Gear, et. al investigated creating prototypes of 3D printed liquid-fillable liver, spleen, and kidney shells, which resulted in patient-specific phantoms that were durable and able to be reused for multiple SPECT and PET/CT scanning protocols (2).
Written by Carly Showalter
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