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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078781/a-novel-conversion-method-for-radiographic-guide-into-surgical-guide
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Yao-Te Peng, Chung-Chih Tseng, Yi-Chun Du, Yen-Nien Chen, Chih-Han Chang
BACKGROUND: The study proposed a novel method for converting a radiographic guide into a surgical guide and evaluated its accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiographic guide was reformed with the addition of index rods for geometric conversion method (GCM). Planning implants were projected on geometric projection planes, and the implant positions were measured. The radiographic guide was converted into surgical guide using a generic bench drill machine with GCM data...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058697/macro-scale-model-study-of-a-tunable-drug-dispensation-mechanism-for-controlled-drug-delivery-in-potential-wound-healing-applications
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Mariam Mir, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali
BACKGROUND: Auxetic materials tend to exhibit stretching in the direction of the applied load as well as in the perpendicular direction. This may be an inherent property of the material, or it might be a particular structural characteristic that confers it with auxetic properties. In this study, the auxetic properties of a rotating squares auxetic design were utilized in tandem with a stretching mechanism to manufacture a device that offers the advantages of adjustable pore size and hence tunable drug delivery characteristics...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052421/additive-manufacturing-of-metal-structures-at-the-micrometer-scale
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Luca Hirt, Alain Reiser, Ralph Spolenak, Tomaso Zambelli
Currently, the focus of additive manufacturing (AM) is shifting from simple prototyping to actual production. One driving factor of this process is the ability of AM to build geometries that are not accessible by subtractive fabrication techniques. While these techniques often call for a geometry that is easiest to manufacture, AM enables the geometry required for best performance to be built by freeing the design process from restrictions imposed by traditional machining. At the micrometer scale, the design limitations of standard fabrication techniques are even more severe...
January 4, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048625/tu-h-206-02-novel-linearly-filled-derenzo-pet-phantom-design
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S Graves, B Cox, M Farhoud, H Valdovinos, J Jeffery, K Eliceiri, T Barnhart, R Nickles
PURPOSE: To design a linearly-filled Derenzo positron emission tomography (PET) phantom, eliminating the extraneous radioisotope volumes in a conventional reservoir-type design. This activity reduction combined with the elimination of bubbles in smaller phantom channels would significantly reduce personnel dose, radioisotope cost, and would improve image quality by reducing out-of-slice activity scatter. METHODS: A computer-aided design (CAD) was created of a modular Derenzo phantom consisting of three phantom layers with gaskets between the layers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047856/su-f-t-500-the-effectiveness-of-a-patient-specific-bolus-made-by-using-three-dimensional-printing-technique-in-photon-radiotherapy
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K Fujimoto, T Shiinoki, Y Yuasa, H Hanazawa, K Shibuya
PURPOSE: A commercially available bolus (commercial-bolus) would not completely contact with the irregular shape of a patient's skin. The purposes of this study were to customize a patient specific three-dimensional (3D) bolus using a 3D printer (3D-bolus) and to evaluate its clinical feasibility for photon radiotherapy. METHODS: The 3D-bolus was designed using a treatment planning system (TPS) in DICOM-RT format. To print the 3D bolus, the file was converted into stereolithography format...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024815/fit-of-pressed-crowns-fabricated-from-two-cad-cam-wax-pattern-process-plans-a-comparative-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Loubna Shamseddine, Rola Mortada, Khaldoun Rifai, Jose Johann Chidiac
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Subtractive and additive computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) wax pattern processing are 2 methods of fabricating a pressed ceramic crown. Whether a subtractive milled wax pattern or a pattern from the micro-stereolithography additive process produces lithium disilicate crowns with better marginal and internal fit is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten silicone impressions were made for a prepared canine tooth. Each die received 2 lithium disilicate (IPS e...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024631/gold-nanoparticle-filled-biodegradable-photopolymer-scaffolds-induced-muscle-remodeling-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-findings
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Adam Zsedenyi, Balazs Farkas, Gaser N Abdelrasoul, Ilaria Romano, Edina Gyukity-Sebestyen, Katalin Nagy, Maria Harmati, Gabriella Dobra, Sandor Kormondi, Gabor Decsi, Istvan Balazs Nemeth, Alberto Diaspro, Fernando Brandi, Szabolcs Beke, Krisztina Buzas
Therapeutic stem cell transplantation bears the promise of new directions in organ and tissue replacement, but a number of its difficulties and perils are also well known. Our goal was to develop a method of transplantation by which the transplanted cells remain confined to the transplantation site and induce favorable processes. With the help of mask-projection excimer laser stereolithography, 3D hybrid nanoscaffolds were fabricated from biodegradable, photocurable PPF:DEF resin with incorporated gold nanoparticles (Au NPs)...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009155/three-dimensional-printing-of-shape-memory-composites-with-epoxy-acrylate-hybrid-photopolymer
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Ran Yu, Xin Yang, Ying Zhang, Xiaojuan Zhao, Xiao Wu, Tingting Zhao, Yulei Zhao, Wei Huang
Four-dimensional printing, a new process to fabricate active materials through three-dimensional (3D) printing developed by MIT's Self-Assembly Lab in 2014, has attracted more and more research and development interests recently. In this paper, a type of epoxy-acrylate hybrid photopolymer was synthesized and applied to fabricate shape memory polymers through a stereolithography 3D printing technique. The glass-to-rubbery modulus ratio of the printed sample determined by dynamic mechanical analysis is as high as 600, indicating that it may possess good shape memory properties...
January 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998214/fabrication-of-a-highly-aligned-neural-scaffold-via-a-table-top-stereolithography-3d-printing-and-electrospinning
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Se-Jun Lee, Margaret Nowicki, Brent Harris, Lijie Grace Zhang
3D bioprinting is a rapidly emerging technique in the field of tissue engineering to fabricate extremely intricate and complex biomimetic scaffolds in the range of micrometers. Such customized 3D printed constructs can be used for the regeneration of complex tissues such as cartilage, vessels and nerves. However, the 3D printing techniques often offer limited control over the resolution and compromised mechanical properties due to short selection of printable inks. To address these limitation, we combined stereolithography and electrospinning techniques to fabricate a novel 3D biomimetic neural scaffold with a tunable porous structure and embedded aligned fibers...
December 21, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974356/making-three-dimensional-echocardiography-more-tangible-a-workflow-for-three-dimensional-printing-with-echocardiographic-data
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REVIEW
Azad Mashari, Mario Montealegre-Gallegos, Ziyad Knio, Lu Yeh, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Robina Matyal, Kamal R Khabbaz, Feroze Mahmood
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a rapidly evolving technology with several potential applications in the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease. Recently, 3D printing (i.e. rapid prototyping) derived from 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become possible. Due to the multiple steps involved and the specific equipment required for each step, it might be difficult to start implementing echocardiography-derived 3D printing in a clinical setting. In this review, we provide an overview of this process, including its logistics and organization of tools and materials, 3D TEE image acquisition strategies, data export, format conversion, segmentation, and printing...
December 2016: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973958/validation-of-a-fibula-graft-cutting-guide-for-mandibular-reconstruction-experiment-with-rapid-prototyping-mandible-model
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Se-Ho Lim, Yeon-Ho Kim, Moon-Key Kim, Woong Nam, Sang-Hoon Kang
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether cutting a fibula graft with a surgical guide template, prepared with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), would improve the precision and accuracy of mandibular reconstruction. METHODS: Thirty mandibular rapid prototype (RP) models were allocated to experimental (N = 15) and control (N = 15) groups. Thirty identical fibular RP models were assigned randomly, 15 to each group. For reference, we prepared a reconstructed mandibular RP model with a three-dimensional printer, based on surgical simulation...
December 2016: Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934784/photoinitiator-free-3d-scaffolds-fabricated-by-excimer-laser-photocuring
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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...
January 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928099/evaluation-of-the-accuracy-and-precision-of-four-intraoral-scanners-with-70-reduced-inlay-and-four-unit-bridge-models-of-international-standard
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Soo-Hyuk Uhm, Jae-Hong Kim, Heng Bo Jiang, Chang-Woo Woo, Minho Chang, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Ji-Myung Bae, Seunghan Oh
The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of 70% reduced inlay and 4-unit bridge models of International Standard (ISO 12836) assessing the accuracy of laboratory scanners to measure the accuracy of intraoral scanner. Four intraoral scanners (CS3500, Trios, Omnicam, and Bluecam) and one laboratory scanner (Ceramill MAP400) were used in this study. The height, depth, length, and angle of the models were measured from thirty scanned stereolithography (STL) images. There were no statistically significant mean deviations in distance accuracy and precision values of scanned images, except the angulation values of the inlay and 4-unit bridge models...
December 6, 2016: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922886/bioengineered-renal-cell-therapy-device-for-clinical-translation
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Christopher J Pino, Angela J Westover, Deborah A Buffington, H David Humes
The Bioartificial Renal Epithelial Cell System (BRECS), is a cell-based device to treat acute kidney injury through renal cell therapy from an extracorporeal circuit. To enable widespread implementation of cell therapy, the BRECS was designed to be cryopreserved as a complete device, cryostored, cryoshipped to an end-use site, thawed as a complete device, and employed in a therapeutic extracorporeal hemofiltration circuit. This strategy overcomes storage and distribution issues that have been previous barriers to cell therapy...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918636/4d-printing-of-shape-memory-based-personalized-endoluminal-medical-devices
#15
Matt Zarek, Nicola Mansour, Shir Shapira, Daniel Cohn
The convergence of additive manufacturing and shape-morphing materials is promising for the advancement of personalized medical devices. The capability to transform 3D objects from one shape to another, right off the print bed, is known as 4D printing. Shape memory thermosets can be tailored to have a range of thermomechanical properties favorable to medical devices, but processing them is a challenge because they are insoluble and do not flow at any temperature. This study presents here a strategy to capitalize on a series of medical imaging modalities to construct a printable shape memory endoluminal device, exemplified by a tracheal stent...
December 5, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914552/preserved-brains-from-the-spanish-civil-war-mass-grave-1936-at-la-pedraja1-burgos-spain
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Fernando Serrulla, Lourdes Herrasti, Carmen Navarro, Jose Luis Cascallana, Ana Maria Bermejo, Nicholas Marquez-Grant, Francisco Etxeberria
During the excavation of the Spanish Civil War mass grave at La Pedraja (Burgos, Spain), 104 individuals were found interred within it, 45 of which displayed brains that were preserved but dehydrated and reduced in size. This exceptional finding has resulted in the formation of a multidisciplinary team, with the aim of obtaining as much information as possible and to primarily understand the taphonomic phenomena that has led to the preservation of these brains. The following types of analyses were undertaken on three of these brains: macroscopy, histology, radiology, chemical-toxicology, genetics, chemical analysis of the soil and 3D modelling for stereolithography...
December 2016: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913951/stereolithography-based-3d-printed-pillar-plates-that-minimizes-fluid-transfers-during-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assays
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Justin D McCallen, Alison Schaefer, Phoebe Lee, Loretta Hing, Samuel K Lai
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is one of the most popular and indispensable tools in molecular biology. Despite numerous advances in ELISA methods that markedly improve the sensitivity and throughput of detection, a hallmark of all ELISA continues to be repeated pipetting of fluids that is not only cumbersome but can easily introduce errors or contaminations. Robotics, despite obvious advantages, remains expensive. Here, we designed and produced cheap "pillar plates" using stereolithography-based 3D printing that can be readily inserted into conventional 96- and 384- well plates and serve as the substrate for ELISA...
December 2, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834313/shear-induced-alignment-of-short-nanofibers-in-3d-printed-polymer-composites
#18
Doruk Erdem Yunus, Wentao Shi, Salman Sohrabi, Yaling Liu
3D printing of composite materials offers an opportunity to combine the desired properties of composite materials with the flexibility of additive manufacturing in geometric shape and complexity. In this paper, the shear-induced alignment of aluminum oxide nanowires during stereolithography printing was utilized to fabricate a nanowire reinforced polymer composite. To align the fibers, a lateral oscillation mechanism was implemented and combined with wall pattern printing technique to generate shear flow in both vertical and horizontal directions...
December 9, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830879/a-comparative-approach-to-computer-aided-design-model-of-a-dog-femur
#19
O Turamanlar, O Verim, A Karabulut
Computer assisted technologies offer new opportunities in medical imaging and rapid prototyping in biomechanical engineering. Three dimensional (3D) modelling of soft tissues and bones are becoming more important. The accuracy of the analysis in modelling processes depends on the outline of the tissues derived from medical images. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the accuracy of 3D models of a dog femur derived from computed tomography data by using point cloud method and boundary line method on several modelling software...
2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813213/investigation-to-test-potential-stereolithography-materials-for-development-of-an-in-vitro-root-canal-model
#20
Saifalarab A Mohmmed, Morgana E Vianna, Stephen T Hilton, David R Boniface, Yuan-Ling Ng, Jonathan C Knowles
The aims were to compare the physico-chemical properties (zeta-potential, wettability, surface free energy) of stereolithography materials (STL) (Photopolymer, Accura) to dentine and to evaluate the potential of each material to develop Enterococcus faecalis biofilm on their respective surfaces. Eighteen samples of each test material (Photopolymer, Accura, dentine) were employed (total n = 54) and sectioned to 1 mm squares (5 mm x 5 mm) (n = 15) or ground into a powder to measure zeta-potential (n = 3)...
November 4, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
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