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Kai Chi, Zheye Zhang, Qi-Ying Lv, Chuyi Xie, Jian Xiao, Fei Xiao, Shuai Wang
In this work, we report the development of well-ordered hydrogenated CoMoO4 (H-CoMoO4) and hydrogenated Fe2O3 (H-Fe2O3) nanoplate arrays on 3D graphene foam (GF), and explore their practice application as binder-free electrodes in assembling flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) device. Our results show that the monolithic 3D porous GF prepared by solution casting method using Ni foam template possesses large surface area, superior electrical conductivity, and sufficient surface functional groups, which not only facilitate in situ growth of CoMoO4 and Fe2O3 nanoplates on it, but also contribute the double-layer capacitance of resultant supercapacitor...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088072/microstructural-mechanical-and-corrosion-characteristics-of-heat-treated-mg-1-2zn-0-5ca-wt-alloy-for-use-as-resorbable-bone-fixation-material
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Hamdy Ibrahim, Andrew D Klarner, Behrang Poorganji, David Dean, Alan A Luo, Mohammad Elahinia
Mg-Zn-Ca alloys have grabbed most of the recent attention in research attempting to develop an Mg alloy for bone fixation devices due to their superior biocompatibility. However, early resorption and insufficient strength remain the main problems that hinder their use. Heat treatment has previously been thoroughly studied as a post-shaping process, especially after the fabrication of complex parts (e.g. porous structures) by 3D-printing or powder metallurgy. In this work, the effect of heat treatment on Mg-1...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061038/laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-supported-by-training-involving-personalized-silicone-replica-poured-in-three-dimensional-printed-casting-mold
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Adam Golab, Tomasz Smektala, Krystian Kaczmarek, Remigiusz Stamirowski, Michal Hrab, Marcin Slojewski
BACKGROUND: Most kidney neoplasms are found incidentally and qualify for nephron-sparing surgery. Laparoscopic approach is beneficial to these patients because of its minimally invasive approach. However, these operations are both difficult and require plenty of experience and extended training. Some stages of the operation are limited by permissible time of transient ischemia. We applied three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to create individual silicone models of kidney to be used for training in laparoscopic procedures before the actual surgeries...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060384/effects-of-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-on-the-acoustics-of-the-sinonasal-tract
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M Havel, S Becker, M Schuster, T Johnson, A Maier, J Sundberg
BACKGROUND: Nasal and paranasal cavities are supposed to contribute substantially to the vocal tract resonator properties. However, their acoustical effects as well as the effects of sinus surgery on the voice remain unclear. In this work we investigate resonance phenomena of paranasal sinuses prior to and after various rhinosurgical procedures in cadaveric human sinonasal tracts and corresponding 3D casts. METHODOLOGY: Nasal and paranasal cavities of formalin-preserved cadavers and corresponding 3D replicas were excited by sine-tone sweeps from an earphone placed in the epipharynx...
January 6, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047784/th-cd-201-05-characterization-of-a-novel-light-collimating-tank-optical-ct-system-for-3d-dosimetry
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D Miles, S Yoon, J Adamovics, M Oldham
PURPOSE: Comprehensive 3D dosimetry is highly desirable for advanced clinical QA, but costly optical readout techniques have hindered widespread implementation. Here, we present the first results from a cost-effective Integrated-lens Dry-tank Optical Scanner (IDOS), designed for convenient 3D dosimetry readout of radiochromic plastic dosimeters (e.g. PRESAGE). METHODS: The scanner incorporates a novel transparent light-collimating tank, which collimates a point light source into parallel-ray CT geometry...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046242/su-g-iep2-07-investigation-of-3d-printed-phantoms-for-synthetic-ct-benchmarking-in-an-mr-only-workflow
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J Kim, E Myers, M Forbes, I Chetty, C Glide-Hurst
PURPOSE: As we move toward MR-only treatment planning, a need exists to develop multi-modality phantoms to benchmark synthetic CT (synCT) generation. We evaluated candidate materials for CT/MR compatible 3D printed phantoms to support MR-only planning. METHODS: Overall, 14 different 3D printing molding thermoplastic and UV photopolymer products were evaluated. Product samples (5.35 cm diameter disks) were obtained of urethane and silicone products of varying durometer: ClearFlex (50 and 95), Task 12, Smooth-Cast (45D, 60-61D), ReoFlex (20 through 60), VytaFlex 10, Flex Foam-iT! 17 urethane products as well as DragonSkin 10 and SORTA-Clear 18 silicone rubbers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039903/digital-vs-conventional-full-arch-implant-impressions-a-comparative-study
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Sarah Amin, Hans Peter Weber, Matthew Finkelman, Khaled El Rafie, Yukio Kudara, Panos Papaspyridakos
PURPOSE: To test whether or not digital full-arch implant impressions with two different intra-oral scanners (CEREC Omnicam and True Definition) have the same accuracy as conventional ones. The hypothesis was that the splinted open-tray impressions would be more accurate than digital full-arch impressions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A stone master cast representing an edentulous mandible using five internal connection implant analogs (Straumann Bone Level RC, Basel, Switzerland) was fabricated...
December 31, 2016: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024776/comparison-of-reconstructed-rapid-prototyping-models-produced-by-3-dimensional-printing-and-conventional-stone-models-with-different-degrees-of-crowding
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Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan, Yusnilawati Yusoff, Noor Azizi Mardi
INTRODUCTION: Rapid prototyping models can be reconstructed from stereolithographic digital study model data to produce hard-copy casts. In this study, we aimed to compare agreement and accuracy of measurements made with rapid prototyping and stone models for different degrees of crowding. METHODS: The Z Printer 450 (3D Systems, Rock Hill, SC) reprinted 10 sets of models for each category of crowding (mild, moderate, and severe) scanned using a structured-light scanner (Maestro 3D, AGE Solutions, Pisa, Italy)...
January 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999798/impact-of-orthodontic-brackets-on-the-intraoral-scan-data-accuracy
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Ji-Man Park, Shin-Ae Choi, Ji-Yun Myung, Youn-Sic Chun, Minji Kim
This study aims to compare the impact of buccal and lingual brackets on the accuracy of dental arch data acquired by 4 different digital intraoral scanners. Two pairs of dental casts, one with buccal brackets and the other with lingual brackets, were used. Digital measurements of the 3D images were compared to the actual measurements of the dental models, which were considered standard values. The horizontal measurements included intercanine widths and intermolar widths. The Mann-Whitney U test was performed for comparisons...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995631/a-multilevel-framework-to-reconstruct-anatomical-3d-models-of-the-hepatic-vasculature-in-rat-livers
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Geert Peeters, Charlotte Debbaut, Wim Laleman, Diethard Monbaliu, Ingrid Vander Elst, Jan R Detrez, Tim Vandecasteele, Thomas De Schryver, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Kasper Favere, Jonas Verbeke, Patrick Segers, Pieter Cornillie, Winnok H De Vos
The intricate (micro)vascular architecture of the liver has not yet been fully unravelled. Although current models are often idealized simplifications of the complex anatomical reality, correct morphological information is instrumental for scientific and clinical purposes. Previously, both vascular corrosion casting (VCC) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) have been separately used to study the hepatic vasculature. Nevertheless, these techniques still face a number of challenges such as dual casting in VCC and limited imaging depths for IHC...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987825/a-composite-chitosan-gelatin-bi-layered-biomimetic-macroporous-scaffold-for-blood-vessel-tissue-engineering
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Ravindra V Badhe, Divya Bijukumar, Dharmesh R Chejara, Mostafa Mabrouk, Yahya E Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Pierre P D Kondiah, Viness Pillay
A composite chitosan-gelatin macroporous hydrogel-based scaffold with bi-layered tubular architecture was engineered by solvent casting-co-particulate leaching. The scaffold constituted an inner macroporous layer concealed by a non-porous outer layer mimicking the 3D matrix of blood vessels with cellular adhesion and proliferation. The scaffold was evaluated for its morphological, physicochemical, physicomechanical and biodurability properties employing SEM, FTIR, DSC, XRD, porositometry, rheology and texture analysis...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930663/livephantom-retrieving-virtual-world-light-data-to-real-environments
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Hoshang Kolivand, Mark Billinghurst, Mohd Shahrizal Sunar
To achieve realistic Augmented Reality (AR), shadows play an important role in creating a 3D impression of a scene. Casting virtual shadows on real and virtual objects is one of the topics of research being conducted in this area. In this paper, we propose a new method for creating complex AR indoor scenes using real time depth detection to exert virtual shadows on virtual and real environments. A Kinect camera was used to produce a depth map for the physical scene mixing into a single real-time transparent tacit surface...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928031/multi-casting-approach-for-vascular-networks-in-cellularized-hydrogels
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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/27927704/nogo-a-regulates-vascular-network-architecture-in-the-postnatal-brain
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Thomas Wälchli, Alexandra Ulmann-Schuler, Christoph Hintermüller, Eric Meyer, Marco Stampanoni, Peter Carmeliet, Maximilian Y Emmert, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli, Martin E Schwab, Johannes Vogel, Simon P Hoerstrup
Recently, we discovered a new role for the well-known axonal growth inhibitory molecule Nogo-A as a negative regulator of angiogenesis in the developing central nervous system. However, how Nogo-A affected the three-dimensional (3D) central nervous system (CNS) vascular network architecture remained unknown. Here, using vascular corrosion casting, hierarchical, synchrotron radiation μCT-based network imaging and computer-aided network analysis, we found that genetic ablation of Nogo-A significantly increased the three-dimensional vascular volume fraction in the postnatal day 10 (P10) mouse brain...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915125/artificial-neural-networks-as-a-powerful-numerical-tool-to-classify-specific-features-of-a-tooth-based-on-3d-scan-data
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Stefan Raith, Eric Per Vogel, Naeema Anees, Christine Keul, Jan-Frederik Güth, Daniel Edelhoff, Horst Fischer
Chairside manufacturing based on digital image acquisition is gainingincreasing importance in dentistry. For the standardized application of these methods, it is paramount to have highly automated digital workflows that can process acquired 3D image data of dental surfaces. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) arenumerical methods primarily used to mimic the complex networks of neural connections in the natural brain. Our hypothesis is that an ANNcan be developed that is capable of classifying dental cusps with sufficient accuracy...
November 27, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913222/human-liver-regeneration-in-advanced-cirrhosis-is-organized-by-the-portal-tree
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Katalin Dezső, András Rókusz, Edina Bugyik, Armanda Szücs, András Szuák, Bence Dorogi, Mátyás Kiss, Ágnes Nemeskéri, Péter Nagy, Sándor Paku
BACKGROUND&AIMS: In advanced cirrhosis new hepatocytic nodules are generated by budding of ductules in areas of parenchymal extinction. However, the vascular alterations in the areas of parenchymal extinction, the blood supply and the structure of the new hepatocytic nodules have not been analyzed in detail. METHODS: Explanted human cirrhotic livers of three different etiologies and two experimental models of cirrhosis in rats were examined thoroughly. 3D reconstruction of the immunohistochemically stained serial sections and casting of human and experimental cirrhotic livers have been used to reveal the structural organization of the regenerative buds...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887969/flexible-head-casts-for-high-spatial-precision-meg
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Sofie S Meyer, James Bonaiuto, Mark Lim, Holly Rossiter, Sheena Waters, David Bradbury, Sven Bestmann, Matthew Brookes, Martina F Callaghan, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Gareth R Barnes
BACKGROUND: In combination with magnetoencephalographic (MEG) data, accurate knowledge of the brain's structure and location provide a principled way of reconstructing neural activity with high temporal resolution. However, measuring the brain's location is compromised by head movement during scanning, and by fiducial-based co-registration with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. The uncertainty from these two factors introduces errors into the forward model and limit the spatial resolution of the data...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886811/morphoarchitectural-variation-in-south-african-fossil-cercopithecoid-endocasts
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Amélie Beaudet, Jean Dumoncel, Frikkie de Beer, Benjamin Duployer, Stanley Durrleman, Emmanuel Gilissen, Jakobus Hoffman, Christophe Tenailleau, John Francis Thackeray, José Braga
Despite the abundance of well-preserved crania and natural endocasts in the South African Plio-Pleistocene cercopithecoid record, which provide direct information relevant to the evolution of their endocranial characteristics, few studies have attempted to characterize patterns of external brain morphology in this highly successful primate Superfamily. The availability of non-destructive penetrating radiation imaging systems, together with recently developed computer-based analytical tools, allow for high resolution virtual imaging and modeling of the endocranial casts and thus disclose new perspectives in comparative paleoneurology...
December 2016: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884347/fabrication-of-three-dimensional-scan-to-print-ear-model-for-microtia-reconstruction
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Byoungjun Jeon, Chiwon Lee, Myungjoon Kim, Tae Hyun Choi, Sungwan Kim, Sukwha Kim
BACKGROUND: Microtia is a congenital deformity of the external ear that occurs in 1 of every 5000 births. Microtia reconstruction using traditional two-dimensional templates does not provide highly detailed ear shapes. Here, we describe the feasibility of using a three-dimensional (3D) ear model as a reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven children aged from 11 to 16 (6 grade III and 1 grade II microtia) were recruited from Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Korea...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836143/facially-generated-and-cephalometric-guided-3d-digital-design-for-complete-mouth-implant-rehabilitation-a-clinical-report
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Christian Coachman, Marcelo Alexandre Calamita, Francis Gray Coachman, Robert Gray Coachman, Newton Sesma
Harmony among the teeth, lips, and facial components is the goal of prosthodontic treatment, whether performed by conventional or digital workflow methods. This clinical report describes a facial approach to planning computer-guided surgery and immediate computer-aided designed and computer-aided manufactured (CAD-CAM) interim complete-arch fixed dental prostheses on immediately placed dental implants with a digital workflow. A single clinical appointment for data collection included dentofacial documentation with photographs and videos...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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