Comparison of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Human Tissues in Computed Tomography Scanning

John Winder, D Thompson, RJ Bibb

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    The aim of this study was to determine the Computed Tomography (CT) number and image appearance of commonly used additive manufacturing (AM) materials and compare them to CT numbers of human tissues. AM samples, measuring 40 x 20 x 10 mm, were manufactured and scanned using a Philips Brilliance 10 slice system. The CT number was measured and samples visually assessed. Many AM materials have a mean CT number that is very similar to human tissues, for example, bone, blood and water. In addition to this, fused deposition modelling, stereolithography and selective laser sintering generated samples that gave a uniform signal on CT images and 3D printed materials demonstrated a variation in internal structure. AM materials may be suitable for the development of anatomically accurate phantoms for image quality and radiation dose tests.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsCE Bocking, AEW Rennie
    Place of PublicationHigh Wycombe
    Pages79-86
    Number of pages300
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2011
    EventRapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture - Lancaster
    Duration: 17 Jun 2011 → …

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    ConferenceRapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture
    Period17/06/11 → …

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    Tomography
    Lasers
    Radiation
    Bone and Bones
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    Winder, J., Thompson, D., & Bibb, RJ. (2011). Comparison of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Human Tissues in Computed Tomography Scanning. In CE. Bocking, & AEW. Rennie (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 79-86). High Wycombe.
    Winder, John ; Thompson, D ; Bibb, RJ. / Comparison of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Human Tissues in Computed Tomography Scanning. Unknown Host Publication. editor / CE Bocking ; AEW Rennie. High Wycombe, 2011. pp. 79-86
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    Winder, J, Thompson, D & Bibb, RJ 2011, Comparison of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Human Tissues in Computed Tomography Scanning. in CE Bocking & AEW Rennie (eds), Unknown Host Publication. High Wycombe, pp. 79-86, Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture, 17/06/11.

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    Winder J, Thompson D, Bibb RJ. Comparison of Additive Manufacturing Materials and Human Tissues in Computed Tomography Scanning. In Bocking CE, Rennie AEW, editors, Unknown Host Publication. High Wycombe. 2011. p. 79-86