Individual 3-dimensional printed mold for treating hard palate carcinoma with brachytherapy: A clinical report

Valentina Lancellotta, Stefano Pagano, Luca Tagliaferri, Marco Piergentini, Alessandro Ricci, Sandro Montecchiani, Simonetta Saldi, Sara Chierchini, Stefano Cianetti, Vincenzo Valentini, György Kovács, Cynthia Aristei

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Abstract

This clinical report describes the use of a 3-dimensional (3D) printer to create an individual mold for delivering high-dose-rate interventional radiotherapy for hard palate cancer. The maxillary teeth and palate were scanned with an intraoral scanner (3Shape Trios 3). The scan was transformed into a mesh using the standard tessellation language (STL) format and aligned with Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) computed tomography (CT) images using free Blue Sky Plan 4 planning software. A mold was generated by tracing a guideline around the gingival margins of the maxillary teeth and palate on the scan mesh in accordance with established parameters. All data were imported into computer-aided design (CAD) software. For this patient, 3 parallel 2.2-mm-diameter ducts were placed 10 mm from each other in the mold mesh. A CT scan of the patient's mouth with the mold in place was used for treatment planning. Treatment was delivered by means of microSelectron digital afterloading.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 30 2018

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