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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934784/photoinitiator-free-3d-scaffolds-fabricated-by-excimer-laser-photocuring
#1
Balázs Farkas, Silvia Dante, Fernando Brandi
Photoinitiator-free fabrication of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) scaffolds is achieved using a novel three-dimensional (3D) printing method called mask projected excimer laser stereolithography (MPExSL). The spatial resolution of photoinitiator-free curing is suitable for 3D layer-by-layer fabrication with a single layer thickness well controllable at tens to hundreds of microns using 248 nm wavelength for the irradiation. The photoinitiator-free scaffolds are superior compared to their counterparts fabricated by using photoinitiator molecules, showing a higher level of biocompatibility...
December 9, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933843/strategy-to-achieve-highly-porous-biocompatible-macroscale-cell-blocks-using-a-collagen-genipin-bioink-and-an-optimal-3d-printing-process
#2
Yong Bok Kim, Hyeongjin Lee, Geun Hyung Kim
Recently, a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting process for obtaining a cell-laden structure has been widely applied because of its ability to fabricate biomimetic complex structures embedded with and without cells. To successfully obtain a cell-laden porous block, the cell-delivering vehicle, bioink, is one of the significant factors. Until now, various biocompatible hydrogels (synthetic and natural biopolymers) have been utilized in the cell-printing process, but a bioink satisfying both biocompatibility and print-ability requirements to achieve a porous structure with reasonable mechanical strength has not been issued...
November 30, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933634/middle-cranial-fossa-approach-to-repair-tegmen-defects-assisted-by-three-dimensionally-printed-temporal-bone-models
#3
Sameer Ahmed, Kyle K VanKoevering, Stephanie Kline, Glenn E Green, H Alexander Arts
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To explore the perioperative utility of three-dimensionally (3D)-printed temporal bone models of patients undergoing repair of lateral skull base defects and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks with the middle cranial fossa approach. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: 3D-printed temporal bone models-based on patient-specific, high-resolution computed tomographic imaging-were constructed using inexpensive polymer materials...
December 9, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933103/programmatic-conversion-of-crystal-structures-into-3d-printable-files-using-jmol
#4
Vincent F Scalfani, Antony J Williams, Valery Tkachenko, Karen Karapetyan, Alexey Pshenichnov, Robert M Hanson, Jahred M Liddie, Jason E Bara
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) printed crystal structures are useful for chemistry teaching and research. Current manual methods of converting crystal structures into 3D printable files are time-consuming and tedious. To overcome this limitation, we developed a programmatic method that allows for facile conversion of thousands of crystal structures directly into 3D printable files. RESULTS: A collection of over 30,000 crystal structures in crystallographic information file (CIF) format from the Crystallography Open Database (COD) were programmatically converted into 3D printable files (VRML format) using Jmol scripting...
2016: Journal of Cheminformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929508/development-of-a-universal-medical-x-ray-imaging-phantom-prototype
#5
Annemari Groenewald, Willem A Groenewald
Diagnostic X-ray imaging depends on the maintenance of image quality that allows for proper diagnosis of medical conditions. Maintenance of image quality requires quality assurance programs on the various X-ray modalities, which consist of pro-jection radiography (including mobile X-ray units), fluoroscopy, mammography, and computed tomography (CT) scanning. Currently a variety of modality-specific phantoms are used to perform quality assurance (QA) tests. These phantoms are not only expensive, but suitably trained personnel are needed to successfully use them and interpret the results...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928774/a-3d-printed-anatomical-pancreas-and-kidney-phantom-for-optimizing-spect-ct-reconstruction-settings-in-beta-cell-imaging-using-111-in-exendin
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Wietske Woliner-van der Weg, Laura N Deden, Antoi P W Meeuwis, Maaike Koenrades, Laura H C Peeters, Henny Kuipers, Geert Jan Laanstra, Martin Gotthardt, Cornelis H Slump, Eric P Visser
BACKGROUND: Quantitative single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is challenging, especially for pancreatic beta cell imaging with (111)In-exendin due to high uptake in the kidneys versus much lower uptake in the nearby pancreas. Therefore, we designed a three-dimensionally (3D) printed phantom representing the pancreas and kidneys to mimic the human situation in beta cell imaging. The phantom was used to assess the effect of different reconstruction settings on the quantification of the pancreas uptake for two different, commercially available software packages...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928031/multi-casting-approach-for-vascular-networks-in-cellularized-hydrogels
#7
Alexander W Justin, Roger A Brooks, Athina E Markaki
Vascularization is essential for living tissue and remains a major challenge in the field of tissue engineering. A lack of a perfusable channel network within a large and densely populated tissue engineered construct leads to necrotic core formation, preventing fabrication of functional tissues and organs. We report a new method for producing a hierarchical, three-dimensional (3D) and perfusable vasculature in a large, cellularized fibrin hydrogel. Bifurcating channels, varying in size from 1 mm to 200-250 µm, are formed using a novel process in which we convert a 3D printed thermoplastic material into a gelatin network template, by way of an intermediate alginate hydrogel...
December 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920940/3d-printing-in-neurosurgery-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Michael Randazzo, Jared M Pisapia, Nickpreet Singh, Jayesh P Thawani
BACKGROUND: The recent expansion of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology into the field of neurosurgery has prompted a widespread investigation of its utility. In this article, we review the current body of literature describing rapid prototyping techniques with applications to the practice of neurosurgery. METHODS: An extensive and systematic search of the Compendex, Scopus, and PubMed medical databases was conducted using keywords relating to 3D printing and neurosurgery...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917822/additive-manufactured-polycaprolactone-scaffold-consisting-of-innovatively-designed-microsized-spiral-struts-for-hard-tissue-regeneration
#9
Gi Hoon Yang, Minseong Kim, GeunHyung Kim
Three-dimensional biomedical polycaprolactone scaffolds consisting of microsized spiral-like struts were fabricated using an additive manufacturing process. In this study, various processing parameters such as applied pressure, polymer viscosity, printing nozzle-to-stage distance, and nozzle moving speed were optimized to achieve a unique scaffold consisting of spiral-like struts. Various physical and biological analyses, including the morphological structure of spirals, mechanical properties, cell proliferation, and osteogenic activities, were performed to evaluate the effect of the spirals of the scaffold...
December 5, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913783/three-dimensional-printed-prosthesis-demonstrates-functional-improvement-in-a-patient-with-an-amputated-thumb-a-technical-note
#10
Keun Ho Lee, Sung Jae Kim, Yong Ho Cha, Jae Lim Kim, Dong Kyu Kim, Sang Jun Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Three-dimensional printer is widely used in industry, biology, and medical fields. We report a finger prosthesis produced by a three-dimensional scanner and printer for a 67-year-old man with a right thumb amputation above the metacarpophalangeal joint. TECHNIQUE: His right amputated and left intact hands were scanned with a three-dimensional scanner, and the left-hand image was rotated to the right side to design the right thumb prosthesis. The designed prosthesis was printed with a three-dimensional printer using the fused filament fabrication output system...
December 1, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913755/applications-of-three-dimensional-printing-in-surgery
#11
REVIEW
Chi Li, Tsz Fung Cheung, Vei Chen Fan, Kin Man Sin, Chrisity Wai Yan Wong, Gilberto Ka Kit Leung
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a rapidly advancing technology in the field of surgery. This article reviews its contemporary applications in 3 aspects of surgery, namely, surgical planning, implants and prostheses, and education and training. Three-dimensional printing technology can contribute to surgical planning by depicting precise personalized anatomy and thus a potential improvement in surgical outcome. For implants and prosthesis, the technology might overcome the limitations of conventional methods such as visual discrepancy from the recipient's body and unmatching anatomy...
December 2, 2016: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913653/dimensional-evaluation-of-patient-specific-3d-printing-using-calcium-phosphate-cement-for-craniofacial-bone-reconstruction
#12
Liciane Sabadin Bertol, Rodrigo Schabbach, Luís Alberto Loureiro Dos Santos
The 3D printing process is highlighted nowadays as a possibility to generate individual parts with complex geometries. Moreover, the development of 3D printing hardware, software and parameters permits the manufacture of parts that can be not only used as prototypes, but are also made from materials that are suitable for implantation. In this way, this study investigates the process involved in the production of patient-specific craniofacial implants using calcium phosphate cement, and its dimensional accuracy...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910820/4d-bioprinting-the-next-generation-technology-for-biofabrication-enabled-by-stimuli-responsive-materials
#13
Yi-Chen Li, Yu Shrike Zhang, Ali Akpek, Su Ryon Shin, Ali Khademhosseini
Four-dimensional (4D) bioprinting, encompassing a wide range of disciplines including bioengineering, materials science, chemistry, and computer sciences, is emerging as the next-generation biofabrication technology. By utilizing stimuli-responsive materials and advanced three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategies, 4D bioprinting aims to create dynamic 3D patterned biological structures that can transform their shapes or behavior under various stimuli. In this review, we highlight the potential use of various stimuli-responsive materials for 4D printing and their extension into biofabrication...
December 2, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908064/design-of-passive-directional-acoustic-devices-using-topology-optimization-from-method-to-experimental-validation
#14
Rasmus E Christiansen, Efren Fernandez-Grande
The paper presents a topology optimization based method for designing acoustic focusing devices, capable of tailoring the sound emission pattern of one or several sources, across a chosen frequency band. The method is demonstrated numerically considering devices optimized for directional sound emission in two dimensions and is experimentally validated using three dimensional prints of the optimized designs. The emitted fields exhibit a level difference of at least 15 dB on axis relative to the off-axis directions, over frequency bands of approximately an octave...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903823/in%C3%A2-vitro-skin-models-and-tissue-engineering-protocols-for-skin-graft-applications
#15
REVIEW
Lucas B Naves, Chetna Dhand, Luis Almeida, Lakshminarayanan Rajamani, Seeram Ramakrishna
In this review, we present a brief introduction of the skin structure, a concise compilation of skin-related disorders, and a thorough discussion of different in vitro skin models, artificial skin substitutes, skin grafts, and dermal tissue engineering protocols. The advantages of the development of in vitro skin disorder models, such as UV radiation and the prototype model, melanoma model, wound healing model, psoriasis model, and full-thickness model are also discussed. Different types of skin grafts including allografts, autografts, allogeneic, and xenogeneic are described in detail with their associated applications...
November 30, 2016: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903193/three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-effects-of-high-density-embolization-material-on-the-absorbed-dose-in-the-target-for-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-of-arteriovenous-malformations
#16
Yoichi Watanabe, Divyajot Sandhu, Leighton Warmington, Sean Moen, Ramachandra Tummala
OBJECTIVE Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an intracranial vascular disorder. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is used in conjunction with intraarterial embolization to eradicate the nidus of AVMs. Clinical results indicate that patients with prior embolization tend to gain less benefit from GKRS. The authors hypothesized that this was partly caused by dosimetric deficiency. The actual dose delivered to the target may be smaller than the intended dose because of increased photon attenuation by high-density embolic materials...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902634/the-surgical-treatment-of-spinal-deformity-in-children-with-myelomeningocele-the-role-of-personalized-three-dimensional-printed-models
#17
Lawrence Karlin, Peter Weinstock, Daniel Hedequist, Sanjay P Prabhu
This study was carried out to evaluate the benefits of personalized three-dimensional printing as an aid to the performance of surgery for the correction of spinal deformity in children with myelomeningocele. We performed a retrospective review to include all such children for whom personalized three-dimensional spine models were used for surgical planning (group A) and compared them through subjective and objective criteria to a similar group that had no models (group B). The seven children in group A were younger and had more complex deformities than the 10 children in group B...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898544/authors-response-to-letter-the-current-role-of-three-dimensional-printing-in-plastic-surgery
#18
Parisa Kamali, Samuel J Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898541/letter-the-current-role-of-three-dimensional-printing-in-plastic-surgery
#19
Carolyn R Rogers-Vizena, Peter Weinstock, Katie Livingston, Sanjay P Prabhu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898010/applications-of-alginate-based-bioinks-in-3d-bioprinting
#20
REVIEW
Eneko Axpe, Michelle L Oyen
Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is on the cusp of permitting the direct fabrication of artificial living tissue. Multicellular building blocks (bioinks) are dispensed layer by layer and scaled for the target construct. However, only a few materials are able to fulfill the considerable requirements for suitable bioink formulation, a critical component of efficient 3D bioprinting. Alginate, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, is clearly the most commonly employed material in current bioinks. Here, we discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the use of alginate in 3D bioprinting by summarizing the most recent studies that used alginate for printing vascular tissue, bone and cartilage...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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