This week’s print features an imaging phantom used in computed tomography (CT), printed for Penn’s Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging Lab. The phantom will hold a set of tubes containing solutions of various metal-based materials. It is designed to fit into an anthropomorphic thorax phantom, which appears like a real patient’s body when imaged in CT systems. As explained by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), “medical imaging phantoms are objects used as stand-ins for human tissues to ensure that systems and methods for imaging the human body are operating correctly.”
Printed in ABS plastic on the Stratasys uPrint Plus
Printed in black resin on the Form2
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