By Morten Bo Søndergaard Svendsen
Guide to fantom fabrication
The overall steps are, each will be described in more detail below.
Retrieving the files
Preparation for printing
Upload / send to printer
The phantom consists of two sets of files.
Nose Anatomy: The nose anatomy can be obtained from Bone3D, FDM NP-Swab-Simulator, please see Sananès N et al. 3D-printed simulator for nasopharyngeal swab collection for COVID-19. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021;278:2649-2651.
Landing page (use the FDM NP-Swab-Simulator): https://landing.bone3d.com/np-swab-simulator
CutOut with Ear
This is a frame for the NP-Swab-simulator, enabling nasal and nasopharyngeal swab training:
#2 Preparation for printing
Once the files are downloaded, import them to your favorite slicer. We use Prusa Printers, thus this example is from the PrusaSlicer.
We suggest that you place the NP models on their lateral sides, and the CutOut on its dorsal side. See example