eISSN: 2081-2841
ISSN: 1689-832X
Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
Current Issue Archive Supplements Articles in Press Journal Information Aims and Scope Editorial Office Editorial Board Register as Author Register as Reviewer Instructions for Authors Abstracting and indexing Subscription Advertising Information Links
SCImago Journal & Country Rank

4/2021
vol. 13
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Original paper

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) in superficial brachytherapy

Robert Bellis
1
,
Agata Rembielak
2, 3
,
Elizabeth A. Barnes
4
,
Moti Paudel
5
,
Ananth Ravi
6

1.
Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
2.
Department of Clinical Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
3.
Division of Cancer Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
4.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
5.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, and Department of Medical Physics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Contemp Brachytherapy 2021; 13, 4: 468–482
Online publish date: 2021/08/24
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
The 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.
keywords:

additive manufacturing, 3D printing, brachytherapy, skin, superficial, applicator, keratinocyte carcinoma

 
Quick links
© 2021 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe