Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S12T01

Medical Phantoms for Planning, Training, and Quality Assurance

A 3D printed patient-specific dual compartment breast phantom for validating MRI acquisition and analysis techniques

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Nicole Wake (Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Carlotta Ianniello (Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA), Ryan Brown (Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA), Jerzy Walczyk (Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA), Linda Moy (Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA), Christopher Collins (Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA), Henry Rusinek (Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA)

Abstract

Anthropomorphic phantoms are essential tools that are used to validate MRI acquisition and analysis techniques. 3D printing technologies are rapidly advancing and can be utilized to achieve anatomically realistic geometries that are not attainable using traditional manufacturing methods. Herein, we present the design of a 3D printed anthropomorphic breast phantom that includes the key breast tissue compartments which are filled with desired tissue-mimicking fluids. The breast phantom can be used for validating MR, coil development, safety evaluation and pulse sequence evaluation.   

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