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Three engineering students have developed a new technology that enables more precise and effective radiation therapy of cervical cancer. It took less than six months from the initial idea to completion of the prototype, and the first patient has already been treated. Pictured from left are Sofie Mikkelsen, Line Nørgaard Christensen and Nita Volder Hansen. (Photo: Maria Randima Brauer Sørensen)
Images from an MRI scan are put into a computer-based design program. Here the user calculates how the radioactive rays hit the cervical tumour most precisely, and then presses the print button. Nine hours later, a small holder is ready for the needles that direct the beams, and this invention can prove to have great significance for the treatment of cancer patients. (Photo: Anders Trærup)

2016.01.13 | Public / media, AU Engineering

3D print improves cancer treatment

A new medical 3D print technology can provide better and more precise radiation therapy of cervical cancer. Three engineering students are behind the invention, together with doctors at Aarhus University Hospital.

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