ABOUT 3D BOLUS
3D Bolus is a developmental software application that is being tested to validate it's ability to design and enable the printing of uniform thickness bolus, SMART Bolus for MERT (modulated electron radiation therapy) and other potential ancillary devices from certain 3D printers. The 3D Bolus developmental software is designed to work with information provided by CT planning images.
3D Bolus developmental software is designed to integrate with existing treatment planning systems allowing the planning software to calculate the treatment plan with the 3D Bolus design.
Within our software, uniform bolus can be converted to STL files accepted by 3D printers, while SMART bolus is optimized to allow excellent high dose conformity to the tumour volume, followed by STL file conversion.
All 3D Bolus products are being designed and tested with full involvement by end users in the field.
UNIFORM THICKNESS 3D BOLUS IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO STANDARD BOLUS SHEETS
Software generated 3D Bolus being investigated for use on a post-mastectomy chestwall patient. A software generated 3D Bolus is custom-fit to eliminate air gaps and improve the accuracy, efficiency and reproducibility of treatment.
3D BOLUS SOFTWARE IS BEING DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE A PRACTICAL AND LOW COST APPROACH TO MODULATED ELECTRON RADIATION THERAPY (MERT)
7 yr old child with rhabdomysosarcoma. The top image displays an electron treatment using conventional bolus while the bottom image shows an investigational use our SMART Bolus for MERT for the same treatment.. The shape of the bolus tailors the electron dose distribution to the target volume, sparing the normal structures directly beneath. In this case the dose to the left kidney was decreased by 38%.
The shape of the 3D Bolus modulates the electron beam to achieve conformity of the prescription isodose to the tumor volume.
3D Bolus was developed by Dr. James Robar in partnership with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. 3D Bolus Inc has the exclusive worldwide license for the use of the technology and is moving forward with its commercialization. We currently have a fully operating software prototype in clinical use for specialized cases in Nova Scotia and via our collaborators in San Francisco, California.
3D Bolus Software is an investigational device currently limited by Federal law to investigational use.