Volume 30, Issue 188 (9-2020)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2020, 30(188): 185-200 | Back to browse issues page

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Breast cancer is considered as one of the main causes of cancer death in women. Early diagnosis and treatment, especially by modern technologies play major roles in management of breast cancer. Radiation therapy is known as one of the main treatment options for breast cancer. Nowadays, 3D printing technology is also used to rapidly construct objects with high quality. Many studies have shown the positive effects of this technology on the results of cancer radiation therapy. The aim of this study was to review the application of 3D printing technology in treatment of breast cancer by mega voltage electron and photon beams, including bolus, applicators, immobilizer devices, and compensators. Creating personalized treatment devices by 3D printing technology reduces treatment errors, therefore, the prescribed dose is increased in the treatment area and subsequently improves treatment outcomes. In spite of the valuable benefits of this technology, there are some disadvantages such as size limitations and the number of materials used for printing. Indeed, recent studies are trying to fix the shortcomings of 3D printing technologies in clinical applications.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Medical physics

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