Revolution in Bolus

An exciting new development in the world of radiation therapy has emerged at the David Walsh Cancer Center in Sterling, Colorado. There, for the first time ever, radiation oncologists have begun to use a 3D printer to produce perfectly contoured bolus. This process shows a lot of promise, enabling therapists to provide the most targeted radiation treatment yet. Oncologists at the Walsh Cancer Center began testing this new method recently on a local patient who has carcinoma in his nasal passage. They hope that the 3D-printed bolus, which was designed to the precise specifications of the patient’s nasal cavity, will deliver safer and more accurate treatment. We’ll know more once the the patient’s full round of therapy has concluded, so stay tuned! And in the meantime, read more about this story here.