Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S03P12

Medical Phantoms for Planning, Training, and Quality Assurance

3D printed measurement phantoms for evaluation of magnetic particle imaging scanner

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Silvio Dutz (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany), Anton Stang (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany), Lucas Wöckel (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany), Diana Zahn (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany), Cordula Grüttner (micromod Partikeltechnologie GmbH, Rostock, Germany), Norbert Löwa (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin, Berlin, Germany), Olaf Kosch (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin, Berlin, Germany), Frank Wiekhorst (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Abstract

To assess the potential and capability of different MPI scanner designs and architectures, defined reference phantoms for imaging studies are required. For the preparation of well-defined structures as well as realistic vessel structures, 3D printed molds were filled with magnetic nanoparticles embedded into a long term stable polymeric matrix or perfused with a flowing ferrofluid. Different types and layouts of 3D printed phantoms will be presented which were imaged by means of MPI successfully.

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