A Research regarding the Figuration Comparison of 3D Printing using the Radiation DICOM Images

방사선 DICOM 영상을 이용한 3차원 프린팅 출력물의 형상 비교에 관한 연구

  • 김형균 (극동대학교 방사선학과) ;
  • 최준구 (극동대학교 방사선학과) ;
  • 김가중 (극동대학교 방사선학과)
  • Received : 2015.08.24
  • Accepted : 2015.09.18
  • Published : 2016.02.28


Recent 3D printing technology has been grafting onto various medical practices. In light of this trend, this research is intended to examine the figuration surface's accuracy of 3D images made by using DICOM images after printing by 3D printing. The medical images were obtained from animal bone objects, while the objects were printed after undergoing STL file conversion for 3D printing purposes. Ultimately, after the 3D figuration, which was obtained by the original animal bones and 3D printing, was scanned by 3D scanner, 3D modeling was merged each other and the differences were compared. The result analysis was conducted by visual figuration comparison, color comparison of modeling's scale value, and numerical figuration comparison. The shape surface was not visually distinguished; the numerical figuration comparison was made from the values measured from the four different points on the X, Y and Z coordinates. The shape surface of the merged modeling was smaller than the original object (the animal bone) by average of -0.49 mm in the 3D printed figuration. However, not all of the shape surface was uniformly reduced in size and the differences was within range of -0.83 mm on the experiment.


DICOM;3D Printer;Figuration Surface;Modeling


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