Field shaping for electron-beam radiation therapy

J. A. Purdy, F. G. Abrath, C. A. Perez

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A system for designing electron-beam treatment fields of any shape and size using the low-melting alloy Lipowitz's metal is described. An individualized shield is produced for each patient. The shields are designed to be mounted on any of the 6 cone sizes provided with the Varian Clinac 18 linear accelerator but should be adaptable to most accelerators which use cones for electron-beam collimation. Materials are reusable upon completion of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490
Number of pages1
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979


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