Within the field of radiation oncology, the use of conventional bolus is seen as the weak link. This flat piece of rubber-like material is placed on top of the patient’s skin and is used to increase the dose distribution to the skin, however, this conventional treatment method is unable to accommodate or correct for anatomical irregularities making it less than optimal.
Decrease in Efficiency
Poor Patient Experience
Introducing 3D Bolus
3D Bolus is a software application that provides practitioners with turn-key software that enables printing of patient-specific uniform thickness bolus, Modulated Bolus for MERT (modulated electron radiation therapy), High Dose Rate (HDR) surface brachytherapy and other potential ancillary devices.
- All products are derived directly from the CT planning images.
- 3D Bolus software fully integrates with existing treatment planning systems allowing the planning software to calculate the treatment plan with the 3D Bolus design.
- All 3D Bolus products are designed and tested with full involvement by end users in the field.
3D Bolus Software has received a CE Mark and is ISO 13485 certified. It has been deployed in Cancer centers throughout the world. The company is currently applying for an FDA 510k and is an investigational device currently limited by Federal law to investigational use in the USA.
By applying innovative technology to a traditional industry, 3D Bolus is able to deliver a number of solutions.
1. Treatment Improvement
Smart algorithms allow modulation of bolus, achieving dose conformity to the PTV while sparing healthy tissues during treatment.
2. lower costs
3D Bolus eliminates the need for time consuming and cost intensive manual fabrication methods.
3. higher quality care
4. decreased wait times
5. INCREASED EFFiciency
Compared to traditional accessories, 3D printed devices improve fit to the patient. This eliminates manual manipulation of traditional bolus which shortens setup time at every treatment fraction.
3D bolus recognizes that every patient is unique, and our solutions provide patient-specific solutions for every treatment.
By applying innovative technology to a traditional industry, 3D Bolus is able to deliver a number of solutions
Simple Bolus offers a custom fit, uniform thickness solution that is generated directly from patient CT data and can be 3D printed inhouse. This bolus conforms to simple or highly complex surface geometries which reduces air gaps and resultant surface dose uncertainty.
Modulated Electron Bolus
Modulated Electron Bolus enables therapists to conform the isodose to the tumor volume while sparring healthy tissues. Software algorithms automatically calculate a customized bolus design that changes the surface shape of the bolus to allow for tailoring of the dose distribution. In addition, this solution offers faster planning and daily treatment times when compared to conformal photon treatment.
HDR Surface Brachytherapy allows the user to create a structure of uniform thickness within the treatment planning system that follows surface contours while generating potential catheter positions. The software then performs a subtraction operator to create hollow trajectories to allow the free movement of the radioactive source through the applicator.