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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337397/development-and-application-of-a-brush-spray-derived-from-a-calligraphy-brush-style-synthetic-hair-pen-for-use-in-esi-ms
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Jen-Ying Liu, Pei-Chun Chen, Yea-Wenn Liou, Kai-Yin Chang, Cheng-Huang Lin
The development of a novel type of a sampling/ionization kit for use in electrospray ionization/mass spectrometry is reported. Using a small calligraphy-brush-style synthetic hair pen (nylon-brush), and analogous to paper-spray mass spectrometry, the analytes can be collected, elution/desorption and then ionized from the surface of the nylon-brush. The body of the kit was produced by means of a commercial 3D-printer, in which ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) was used as the starting material. Meanwhile, a small nylon-brush was embedded inside a 3D-printed plastic cell, in which a solvent was supplied to rinse the brush by means of capillary action...
2017: Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327469/total-body-irradiation-with-a-compensator-fabricated-using-a-3d-optical-scanner-and-a-3d-printer
#2
So-Yeon Park, Jung-In Kim, Yoon Ha Joo, Jung Chan Lee, Jong Min Park
We propose bilateral total body irradiation (TBI) utilizing a 3D printer and a 3D optical scanner. We acquired surface information of an anthropomorphic phantom with the 3D scanner and fabricated the 3D compensator with the 3D printer, which could continuously compensate for the lateral missing tissue of an entire body from the beam's eye view. To test the system's performance, we measured doses with optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters (OSLDs) as well as EBT3 films with the anthropomorphic phantom during TBI without a compensator, conventional bilateral TBI, and TBI with the 3D compensator (3D TBI)...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319372/3d-printed-micrometre-scale-polymer-mounts-for-single-crystal-analysis
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Niall P Macdonald, Grace L Bunton, Ah Young Park, Michael C Breadmore, Nathan Laird Kilah
3D printed micrometre-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis have been prepared by photo polymerization using digital light projection stereolithography (DLP-SLA), with a commercially available digital light projection stereolithography printer (US$4000) and 3DM-ABS resin (US$150 per litre). The polymer mounts were prepared in batches of 49 in 1 hour 15 minutes, which allowed for rapid prototyping and testing of new crystal mounting designs, with a resin cost of 0.2¢ US per mount. The suitability of the 3D printed mounts for single crystal crystallography has been demonstrated through their use in Cu Kα X-ray diffraction experiments of Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate), the protein lysozyme, and has been employed for routine crystallographic analysis of organic and inorganic materials...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318927/classical-versus-custom-orbital-wall-reconstruction-selected-factors-regarding-surgery-and-hospitalization
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Rafał Zieliński, Marta Malińska, Marcin Kozakiewicz
PURPOSE: Nowadays, in orbital wall reconstruction, maxillofacial surgeons have the possibility to treat patients in modern ways such as with individual implants. Nevertheless, conventional treatment including standard titanium mesh shaped during the surgical procedure is also widely used. The aim of this study was to compare the above methods of orbital wall reconstructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the first group (39 cases), patients were treated by means of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) milled individual implants made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, dioxide zirconium and rapid prototyping titanium mesh pre-bent on an ABS model made by a three-dimensional (3D) printer...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295413/using-a-handheld-stereo-depth-camera-to-overcome-limited-field-of-view-in-simulation-imaging-for-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning
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Cesare Jenkins, Lei Xing, Amy Yu
PURPOSE: A correct body contour is essential for reliable treatment planning in radiation therapy. While modern medical imaging technologies provide highly accurate patient modeling, there are times when a patient's anatomy cannot be fully captured or there is a lack of easy access to computed tomography (CT) simulation. Here we provide a practical solution to the surface contour truncation problem by using a handheld stereo depth camera (HSDC) to obtain the missing surface anatomy and a surface-surface image registration to stich the surface data into the CT dataset for treatment planning...
March 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294204/investigations-on-the-accuracy-of-3d-printed-drill-guides-for-dental-implantology
#6
André Neumeister, Linda Schulz, Christoph Glodecki
This article describes the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) accuracy of dental drill guides for application in guided surgery. Today, the availability of three-dimensional (3D) desktop printers allows for the cost-effective production of drill guides by dental laboratories. Our investigations show the accuracy of produced guides by eliminating influencing factors that exist in the guided surgery workflow. To investigate this accuracy, a method was developed to evaluate the CAD/CAM production technology apart from sources of error from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, intraoral scans, software or human error...
2017: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291910/utilization-of-a-3d-printer-to-fabricate-boluses-used-for-electron-therapy-of-skin-lesions-of-the-eye-canthi
#7
Magdalena Łukowiak, Karolina Jezierska, Marek Boehlke, Marzena Więcko, Adam Łukowiak, Wojciech Podraza, Mirosław Lewocki, Bartłomiej Masojć, Michał Falco
This work describes the use of 3D printing technology to create individualized boluses for patients treated with electron beam therapy for skin lesions of the eye canthi. It aimed to demonstrate the effectiveness of 3D-printed over manually fabricated paraffin boluses. The study involved 11 patients for whom the construction of individual boluses were required. CT scans of the fabricated 3D-printed boluses and paraffin boluses were acquired and superimposed onto patient CT scans to compare their fitting, bolus homogeneity, and underlying dose distribution...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281349/comparing-microfluidic-performance-of-three-dimensional-3d-printing-platforms
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Niall P Macdonald, Joan M Cabot, Petr Smejkal, Rosanne M Guijt, Brett Paull, Michael C Breadmore
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has emerged as a potential revolutionary technology for the fabrication of microfluidic devices. A direct experimental comparison of the three 3D printing technologies dominating microfluidics was conducted using a Y-junction microfluidic device, the design of which was optimized for each printer: fused deposition molding (FDM), Polyjet, and digital light processing stereolithography (DLP-SLA). Printer performance was evaluated in terms of feature size, accuracy, and suitability for mass manufacturing; laminar flow was studied to assess their suitability for microfluidics...
March 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281114/value-of-3d-printing-for-the-comprehension-of-surgical-anatomy
#9
Stefania Marconi, Luigi Pugliese, Marta Botti, Andrea Peri, Emma Cavazzi, Saverio Latteri, Ferdinando Auricchio, Andrea Pietrabissa
BACKGROUND: In a preliminary experience, we claimed the potential value of 3D printing technology for pre-operative counseling and surgical planning. However, no objective analysis has ever assessed its additional benefit in transferring anatomical information from radiology to final users. We decided to validate the pre-operative use of 3D-printed anatomical models in patients with solid organs' diseases as a new tool to deliver morphological information. METHODS: Fifteen patients scheduled for laparoscopic splenectomy, nephrectomy, or pancreatectomy were selected and, for each, a full-size 3D virtual anatomical object was reconstructed from a contrast-enhanced MDCT (Multiple Detector Computed Tomography) and then prototyped using a 3D printer...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280771/support-of-mathematical-thinking-through-embodied-cognition-nondigital-and-digital-approaches
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Cathy Tran, Brandon Smith, Martin Buschkuehl
Research on mathematics education has shown that learners' actions can influence how they think and vice versa. Much of this work has been rooted in the use of manipulatives, gestures, and body movements. Our article dissects the mechanisms that underscore the impact of embodied activities and applies this lens to explore how to harness the affordances of new technology to enhance mathematical thinking. This is especially crucial given the increasing accessibility of technology-such as digital touch devices, 3D printers, and location sensors-for constructing embodied experiences...
2017: Cogn Res Princ Implic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269245/a-low-cost-3-d-printed-stethoscope-connected-to-a-smartphone
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Carlos Aguilera-Astudillo, Marx Chavez-Campos, Alan Gonzalez-Suarez, Jose L Garcia-Cordero
We demonstrate the fabrication of a digital stethoscope using a 3D printer and commercial off-the-shelf electronics. A chestpiece consists of an electret microphone embedded into the drum of a 3D printed chestpiece. An electronic dongle amplifies the signal from the microphone and reduces any external noise. It also adjusts the signal to the voltages accepted by the smartphones headset jack. A graphical user interface programmed in Android displays the signals processed by the dongle. The application also saves the processed signal and sends it to a physician...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268328/3d-printed-microfluidic-mixer-for-point-of-care-diagnosis-of-anemia
#12
Kimberly Plevniak, Matthew Campbell, Mei He
3D printing has been an emerging fabrication tool in prototyping and manufacturing. We demonstrated a 3D microfluidic simulation guided computer design and 3D printer prototyping for quick turnaround development of microfluidic 3D mixers, which allows fast self-mixing of reagents with blood through capillary force. Combined with smartphone, the point-of-care diagnosis of anemia from finger-prick blood has been successfully implemented and showed consistent results with clinical measurements. Capable of 3D fabrication flexibility and smartphone compatibility, this work presents a novel diagnostic strategy for advancing personalized medicine and mobile healthcare...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256602/3d-printed-graphene-based-energy-storage-devices
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Christopher W Foster, Michael P Down, Yan Zhang, Xiaobo Ji, Samuel J Rowley-Neale, Graham C Smith, Peter J Kelly, Craig E Banks
3D printing technology provides a unique platform for rapid prototyping of numerous applications due to its ability to produce low cost 3D printed platforms. Herein, a graphene-based polylactic acid filament (graphene/PLA) has been 3D printed to fabricate a range of 3D disc electrode (3DE) configurations using a conventional RepRap fused deposition moulding (FDM) 3D printer, which requires no further modification/ex-situ curing step. To provide proof-of-concept, these 3D printed electrode architectures are characterised both electrochemically and physicochemically and are advantageously applied as freestanding anodes within Li-ion batteries and as solid-state supercapacitors...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251121/three-dimensional-3d-printed-endovascular-simulation-models-a-feasibility-study
#14
Sebastian Mafeld, Craig Nesbitt, James McCaslin, Alan Bagnall, Philip Davey, Pentop Bose, Rob Williams
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing process in which an object is created by specialist printers designed to print in additive layers to create a 3D object. Whilst there are initial promising medical applications of 3D printing, a lack of evidence to support its use remains a barrier for larger scale adoption into clinical practice. Endovascular virtual reality (VR) simulation plays an important role in the safe training of future endovascular practitioners, but existing VR models have disadvantages including cost and accessibility which could be addressed with 3D printing...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250279/3d-printing-factors-important-for-the-fabrication-of-polyvinylalcohol-filament-based-tablets
#15
Tatsuaki Tagami, Kaori Fukushige, Emi Ogawa, Naomi Hayashi, Tetsuya Ozeki
Three-dimensional (3D) printers have been applied in many fields, including engineering and the medical sciences. In the pharmaceutical field, approval of the first 3D-printed tablet by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015 has attracted interest in the manufacture of tablets and drugs by 3D printing techniques as a means of delivering tailor-made drugs in the future. In current study, polyvinylalcohol (PVA)-based tablets were prepared using a fused-deposition-modeling-type 3D printer and the effect of 3D printing conditions on tablet production was investigated...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249475/acoustic-imaging-in-application-to-reconstruction-of-rough-rigid-surface-with-airborne-ultrasound-waves
#16
A Krynkin, G Dolcetti, S Hunting
Accurate reconstruction of the surface roughness is of high importance to various areas of science and engineering. One important application of this technology is for remote monitoring of open channel flows through observing its dynamic surface roughness. In this paper a novel airborne acoustic method of roughness reconstruction is proposed and tested with a static rigid rough surface. This method is based on the acoustic holography principle and Kirchhoff approximation which make use of acoustic pressure data collected at multiple receiver points spread along an arch...
February 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249289/three-dimensional-printing-of-a-transconjunctival-vitrectomy-trocar-cannula-system
#17
Eduardo V Navajas, Martin Ten Hove
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to study the feasibility of manufacturing a customizable trocar-cannula system for vitreoretinal surgery utilizing commercially available three-dimensional (3D) printing technology. METHODS: A digital model of a trocar-cannula system for vitreoretinal surgery was created using computer-aided design (CAD) software and printed utilizing a laser-sintering 3D printer in modified ABS thermoplastic material. The trocar-cannula prototypes were tested in pig eyes...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231405/three-dimensional-printing-of-x-ray-computed-tomography-datasets-with-multiple-materials-using-open-source-data-processing
#18
Ian M Sander, Matthew T McGoldrick, My N Helms, Aislinn Betts, Anthony van Avermaete, Elizabeth Owers, Evan Doney, Taimi Liepert, Glen Niebur, Douglas Liepert, W Matthew Leevy
Advances in three-dimensional (3D) printing allow for digital files to be turned into a "printed" physical product. For example, complex anatomical models derived from clinical or pre-clinical X-ray computed tomography (CT) data of patients or research specimens can be constructed using various printable materials. Although 3D printing has the potential to advance learning, many academic programs have been slow to adopt its use in the classroom despite increased availability of the equipment and digital databases already established for educational use...
February 23, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230979/simple-expendable-3d-printed-microfluidic-systems-for-sample-preparation-of-petroleum
#19
Érica M Kataoka, Rui C Murer, Jandyson M Santos, Rogério M Carvalho, Marcos N Eberlin, Fabio Augusto, Ronei J Poppi, Angelo L Gobbi, Leandro W Hantao
In this study, we introduce a simple protocol to manufacture disposable, 3D-printed microfluidic systems for sample preparation of petroleum. This platform is produced with a consumer-grade 3D-printer, using fused deposition modeling. Successful incorporation of solid-phase extraction (SPE) to microchip was ensured by facile 3D element integration using proposed approach. This 3D-printed μSPE device was applied to challenging matrices in oil and gas industry, such as crude oil and oil-brine emulsions. Case studies investigated important limitations of nonsilicon and nonglass microchips, namely, resistance to nonpolar solvents and conservation of sample integrity...
March 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230707/low-cost-3d-printing-orbital-implant-templates-in-secondary-orbital-reconstructions
#20
Alison B Callahan, Ashley A Campbell, Carisa Petris, Michael Kazim
PURPOSE: Despite its increasing use in craniofacial reconstructions, three-dimensional (3D) printing of customized orbital implants has not been widely adopted. Limitations include the cost of 3D printers able to print in a biocompatible material suitable for implantation in the orbit and the breadth of available implant materials. The authors report the technique of low-cost 3D printing of orbital implant templates used in complex, often secondary, orbital reconstructions. METHODS: A retrospective case series of 5 orbital reconstructions utilizing a technique of 3D printed orbital implant templates is presented...
February 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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