Journal article

A review of 3D printed patient specific immobilisation devices in radiotherapy.

Amirhossein Asfia, James I Novak, Mazher Iqbal Mohammed, Bernard Rolfe, Tomas Kron

Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background and purpose: Radiotherapy is one of the most effective cancer treatment techniques, however, delivering the optimal radiation dosage is challenging due to movements of the patient during treatment. Immobilisation devices are typically used to minimise motion. This paper reviews published research investigating the use of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) to produce patient-specific immobilisation devices, and compares these to traditional devices. Materials and methods: A systematic review was conducted across thirty-eight databases, with results limited to those published between January 2000 and January 2019. A total of eighteen papers suitably detailed the use of 3D printing..

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