Wolfmet 3D & DEPICT Project by University of Liverpool

Experts from the University of Liverpool – Department of Physics, and The Royal Marsden and Royal Liverpool University Hospitals have been working to develop an imaging system (known as DEPICT) that will better quantify the absorbed radiation and help facilitate personalised treatment planning. The ability to individualise treatments is expected to reduce costs by improving efficacy and patient throughput and simultaneously increase rates of successful cancer treatment, leading to improved quality of life and health for those patients.

Wolfmet 3D is the revolutionary additive manufacturing process provided by M&I Materials (a specialist materials manufacturer based in Manchester, UK).

The process utilises a high powered laser to fuse successive layers of tungsten powder until a complex component is built. It is perfect for the manufacture of high-precision components such as collimators.

A Wolfmet 3D tungsten collimator will significantly reduce septal penetration in comparison with the same collimator made from lead – resulting in much improved image quality.