Fused deposition models from CT scans

Judith Rowena Meakin, Duncan Eoin Thomson Shepherd, David William Laurence Hukins

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Abstract

Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is a new method for rapid prototyping, a technique that produces models or objects from computer files. The most commonly used rapid prototyping technique for medical applications is stereolithography, but FDM has several potential advantages. This paper is concerned with the accuracy of an FDM model of a sheep lumbar vertebra using data from a CT scan. The model and the original vertebra were compared by making measurements with vernier callipers and by laser scanning. Visually, the model reproduced the features of the original object; this conclusion was supported by a comparison of the laser scans. Discrepancies in measurements were comparable with those of models produced using other rapid prototyping techniques, demonstrating that FDM is a viable method for making models for clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume77
Issue number918
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • SURGERY
  • STEREOLITHOGRAPHY

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Meakin, J. R., Shepherd, D. E. T., & Hukins, D. W. L. (2004). Fused deposition models from CT scans. British Journal of Radiology, 77(918), 504-507. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr/50012454

Fused deposition models from CT scans. / Meakin, Judith Rowena; Shepherd, Duncan Eoin Thomson; Hukins, David William Laurence.

In: British Journal of Radiology, Vol. 77, No. 918, 2004, p. 504-507.

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Meakin, JR, Shepherd, DET & Hukins, DWL 2004, 'Fused deposition models from CT scans' British Journal of Radiology, vol. 77, no. 918, pp. 504-507. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr/50012454
Meakin, Judith Rowena ; Shepherd, Duncan Eoin Thomson ; Hukins, David William Laurence. / Fused deposition models from CT scans. In: British Journal of Radiology. 2004 ; Vol. 77, No. 918. pp. 504-507.
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