Imaging requirements for medical applications of additive manufacturing

  title={Imaging requirements for medical applications of additive manufacturing},
  author={Eero Huotilainen and Markku P. J. Paloheimo and Mika Salmi and Kaija-Stiina Paloheimo and Roy V. Bj{\"o}rkstrand and Jukka T. Tuomi and Antti Markkola and Antti A. M{\"a}kitie},
  journal={Acta Radiologica},
  pages={78 - 85}
Additive manufacturing (AM), formerly known as rapid prototyping, is steadily shifting its focus from industrial prototyping to medical applications as AM processes, bioadaptive materials, and medical imaging technologies develop, and the benefits of the techniques gain wider knowledge among clinicians. This article gives an overview of the main requirements for medical imaging affected by needs of AM, as well as provides a brief literature review from existing clinical cases concentrating… 

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