3D printing is a method of semi-automated custom fabrication. The advantages of this technology for medical physics is apparent; objects can be constructed for specific clinical needs and constructed with moderate expertise. The cost of 3D printing is cheaper compared to other custom fabrication methods or purchasing from established vendors. Phantoms can be constructed for specific quality control tasks and radiation dosimetry measurements, including patient specific measurements. Beyond phantoms, 3D printing can be used for procedure devices in the form of radiation bolus, immobilization devices, surgical planning models, and rudimentary radiation detectors. Real clinical uses of 3D printing will be presented as well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the XVI Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics|
|Editors||Ivan Miguel Rosado-Mendez, Mariana Hernandez-Bojorquez, Jose Hector Morales-Barcenas, Paulina Esther Galavis, Mariela Adelaida Porras-Chaverri|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics Inc.|
|State||Published - Apr 30 2021|
|Event||16th Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics, MSOMP 2020 - Merida, Mexico|
Duration: Oct 26 2020 → Oct 30 2020
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Conference||16th Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics, MSOMP 2020|
|Period||10/26/20 → 10/30/20|
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