Challenge of 3D printing in Radiation oncology

Enduring the physical and mental results of having a cancer diagnosis is only the beginning of the battle. Cancer patients then need to manage difficult treatment cycles and related side effects. The high measurements of radiation used to destroy tumor cells can likewise harm neighboring healthy tissues. Although major improvements in radiation technology, for example, intensity modulated radiation therapy have led to reduced toxicity,  these techniques have a tendency to be complex requiring a few arranging steps and security checks before the patient can begin treatment. 3D printing is promising to take care of some of these issues and help in providing personalized cancer treatment.

  • Production of customized bolus and shields
  • Brachytherapy