Novel Applications of Rapid Prototyping in Gamma-ray and X-ray Imaging.


Journal Article

Advances in 3D rapid-prototyping printers, 3D modeling software, and casting techniques allow for the fabrication of cost-effective, custom components in gamma-ray and x-ray imaging systems. Applications extend to new fabrication methods for custom collimators, pinholes, calibration and resolution phantoms, mounting and shielding components, and imaging apertures. Details of the fabrication process for these components are presented, specifically the 3D printing process, cold casting with a tungsten epoxy, and lost-wax casting in platinum.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, BW; Moore, JW; Gehm, ME; Furenlid, LR; Barrett, HH

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2009 /

Start / End Page

  • 3322 - 3326

PubMed ID

  • 22984341

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22984341

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/nssmic.2009.5401745


  • eng