By Dr FB Schwartz & Dr P Jahnke
This article gives a brief overview of the current limitations of phantoms used in the quality control of in computed tomography and radiation
therapy and the disadvantages of commercially available 3D printing approaches for individual phantoms. Radiopaque three-dimensional
printing is presented as a solution to these issues — radiopaque 3D printing is a novel and easy to use method designed for printing realistic
phantoms using only readily available standard office equipment.