2018 AMI Online Salon

Hologic 5-Day Targeted Therapy Breast Model

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Sarah Samaroo; Warren, New Jersey
  • Client: Hologic
  • Copyright: © 2017 One World DMG
  • Medium / software used: Zbrush
  • Final presentation format: Injected molded plastic
  • Primary audience: Healthcare professionals/patients

Project Description

The Hologic 5-day Targeted Therapy Breast Model was designed to demonstrate how targeted radiation therapy works with the CONTURA multi-lumen balloon catheter. The model shows how after a lumpectomy, a balloon catheter is placed inside the lumpectomy cavity through a small incision in the breast. The balloon is inflated so that it fits snugly into the cavity. A small portion of the catheter remains outside the breast. The catheter is attached to a High Dose Rate (HDR) machine that inserts a radiation “seed” to deliver the targeted therapy. The model helps facilitate discussions between healthcare providers and their patients when discussing treatment options for breast cancer.