3D Printing Cancer Detection Technology

3D printing lenses that are compatible with a smart phone to detect cancers and other skin conditions for less than a dollar. Additive manufacturing is changing the medical field in more ways than one!
DENVER - Aug. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- Printing everything from food to medical equipment has given additive manufacturing some major publicity lately. CNN, Harvard, M.I.T., and other great collective information distribution venues have researched and covered the innovation that is 3D printing.

3D printing Medical equipment is now sparking the interst of doctors and engineers alike. With the developing countries in our world needing economically friendly equipment - 3D printed resources, tools, and research products solve the problem that is lack of funding and lack of resource.

Dermatologists and cancer researchers have generally pricey equipment for evaluating and detecting conditions in the fields that they operate. A dermascope for example costs in the range of 300-3000 dollars. This can make owning one difficult for developing countries and medical treatment facilities with a lack of immediate funding.

The lack of proper equipment, education, and funding in general is the reason that there are tens of thousands of people undiagnosed with the skin condidtion melanoma. Melanoma is a cancer that can typically be detected easier than others, with a dermascope or skin biopsy.

3D printing a lens that compares to a dermascope is now possible! For less than a dollar engineers have found a way to 3D print this amazing piece of medical equipment!

Short of a biopsy for definate detection, a dermascope is the cost efficient go to detection system for dermatologists looking for answers.

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