Prostate Molds for MRI Research

Our Prostate Integrated Diagnostics (IDx) team at UCLA has developed materials and procedures for creating patient-specific 3D prostate molds. The 3D prostate contour is segmented on pre-surgical in vivo T2-weighted MRI and used to design/print a custom mold for each individual patient. These prostate molds can be used to perform ex vivo MRI of the resected prostate specimen and facilitate alignment between pre-surgical in vivo MRI, ex vivo MRI, and whole-mount histopathlogy slides for research.  The instructions and template files for 3D printing are provided below for academic use. 

File download (includes instructions) [updated 2018.3.28]