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A third dimension of innovation

Posted by Tashianna LaRose on November 7, 2017 in News
Making innovative new devices with 3D printing. (Danny Abriel photos)
Making innovative new devices with 3D printing. (Danny Abriel photos)


For many cancer patients, going through radiation therapy can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming process. Dalhousie’s Dr. James Robar wants to change that by providing health practitioners with an in-house tool that improves the accuracy and efficiency of this treatment, while making it a more comfortable experience for the patient.

“The SuperFlab doesn’t always conform to the surface very well,” says Dr. Robar, who is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine. “This may cause air gaps, which inadvertently decreases the dose of radiation to the surface.”

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