Donald W. Collins, Ph.D., has been involved in developing the ACADZ 3D STL Radiation Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter Conversion Software/Hardware - “Combined Package” to convert the DICOM RT Optimal Fluence Patient Treatment Plan Files (.dcm) into 3D (.stl) code files to be used on a 3D Printer for printing 3D Compensator Negative Plastic Molds. This ACADZ “Combined Package” will be used by the Radiation Hospital or Clinic, In-House, for translating the Cancer Patient’s DICOM RT Optimal Fluence Treatment Plan Files (.dcm) or 3D Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter Files (.asc) for each Patient’s Treatment Plan Field into XYZ 3D Printer (.stl files) to be used on the 3D Systems Corporation’s – 3D Systems ZPrinter® 450 for printing the IMRT 3D STL Radiation Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filters. Refer to (Figure 1) below for the actual ACADZ 3D STL Conversion Software Process Flow. US Patent has been submitted in July of 2013, FDA 510k Clearance Pending - World Patent Pending.
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The 3D STL master file (.stl) ensures precision of the “ACADZ IMRT 3D STL Radiation Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter™” and the “ACADZ IMRT 3D STL Radiation Blocking Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter™” for your specific Radiation Unit. The ACADZ 3D STL Conversion Software receives the DICOM RT Optimal Fluence Treatment Plan File (.dcm) for each treatment field for each patient, produced by your Hospital or Clinics Treatment Planning System (TPS). These treatment plans will vary for each patient (multiple Treatment Plans), from three (3) to ten (10) IMRT 3D STL Radiation Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filters. The two different ACADZ 3D STL Compensator Medical Devices are explained in detail below.
WHY, your Radiation Clinic should consider the ACADZ IMRT 3D STL Radiation Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter Conversion Software/Hardware - “Combined Package”.
Because, your Radiation Clinic Personnel can deal with one company, ACADZ, LLC, that can provide your Radiation Hospital or Clinic with the DICOM Conversion Software to 3D print two different Medical Device Products for Radiation Treatment of cancer servicing all your Radiation Clinic facilities.
The two Medical Devices below can be created by you, In-House, using 3D Systems Corporation’s 3D Systems ZPrinter® 450. Once printed the Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter is assembled within the Rectangular Container mounted on the Source Side of the Custom Block Tray (Figure 2) and filled with Tungsten (W) Metal Powder. Once filled, the Tungsten (W) Metal Powder is sealed with a custom Sealing Plate. The final assembled Compensator is then placed into the Lower Block Tray Slot of the Radiation Accelerator and a radiation dose calculation is made. If the dose calculation is approved by your Radiation Physicist or Radiation Oncologist, the assembled 3D Compensator Negative Plastic Mold Filter is used for the thirty (30) days of Patient’s Treatment.