The use of thermal plastics for immobilization of patients during radiotherapy

Russell L. Gerber, James E. Marks, James A. Purdy

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Abstract

A new orthopedic casting material has been adapted to use for immobilizing patients undergoing radiation therapy. The material has proven to be less cumbersome and time-consuming than other products currently in .use. The necessary equipment and procedures required to form a immobilization cast using thermal plastic material are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1461-1462
Number of pages2
JournalInternational journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1982

Keywords

  • Patient immobilization
  • Simulation molds

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