Additive manufacturing (3D printing) in superficial brachytherapy
AffiliationDepartment of Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
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AbstractThe aim of this work is to provide an overview of the current state of additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, within superficial brachytherapy (BT). Several comprehensive database searches were performed to find publications linked to AM in superficial BT. Twenty-eight core publications were found, which can be grouped under general categories of clinical cases, physical and dosimetric evaluations, proof-of-concept cases, design process assessments, and economic feasibility studies. Each study demonstrated a success regarding AM implementation and collectively, they provided benefits over traditional applicator fabrication techniques. Publications of AM in superficial BT have increased significantly in the last 5 years. This is likely due to associated efficiency and consistency benefits; though, more evidences are needed to determine the true extent of these benefits.
CitationBellis R, Rembielak A, A. Barnes E, Paudel M, Ravi A. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) in superficial brachytherapy. jcb. 2021;13(4):468–82.
JournalJournal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
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