• How to choose the right headrests for your patients?

    The headrests help to comfortably maintain the patient’s head, when used with head and neck thermoplastic masks, radiation baseplates,it can provide a correct and repositionable patient fixation solution.

    Educational Posts 2021-03-17
  • Three Tips for Selecting Thermoplastic Material for Orthotic Fabrication

    These tips to help select the most comfortable and supportive materials to meet your patient’s needs.

    Educational Posts 2021-03-04
  • Comparison between two different immobilization techniques in radiotherapy for breast cancer

    After a detailed comparison of the two different immobilization techniques (a. breast board immobilization; b. a combined immobilization of carnon fiber baseplate, vacuum bag and thermoplastic mask) used in radiotherapy for breast cancer, Clinic Data show that the two immobilization techniques doesn’t show any differences in X direction. In Y and Z directions, a sigle breast board is better than the other one in reducing the set-up errors. The reproducibility of using breast board for immobilization is relatively steady too. Detailed sources: http://dwz.win/JbK

    Educational Posts 2020-07-28
  • About Radiation Mask: What patients should Expect

    If the doctor has recommended radiation treatment (or radiotherapy) for cancer of the head, neck or brain, patients will likely need a custom-made radiation mask to wear during their treatments. The purpose of the radiation mask is to hold your head and neck still and in exactly the right position during treatment. It helps us to deliver the radiation beam precisely to the tumor and limit damage to healthy tissues nearby. Now most of radiation masks are made with thermoplastic materials. Before the Mask is Made: It’s important to have a precise fit for each and every radiotherapy session. Once a mask is moulded, only slight adjustments can be made to it during the course of the treatment. Before the mask is fitted, patients should: Dental work Before the radiotherapy mask is made, you may need to see a dentist to have your mouth and teeth checked. If some of…

    Educational Posts 2020-06-16
  • 11 operate skills sharing for Moulding a radiotherapy mask

    Moulding a radiotherapy mask has become a routine work for most technicians. However, problems may happen either during the moulding process or while useing the mask for the first treatment session. Renfumed has listed several skills to avoid these issues and to assure high precision, reproducibility and patient comfort based on years of clinical experience. 1. Make sure the temperature of the water bath is between 65 °C and 70 °C (149 °F -158 °F). The ideal temperature for an oven is 75 °C (165 °F). Too hot or too low temperature would cause operation time problems. 2. Stick closely to the heating times in the water bath, which is minimum 2 minutes for an meicen ordinary Mask before the thermoplastic Material fully softened(Hyaline). When using an oven, the masks can be heated for at least 10 minutes. 3. After taking out the completely softened thermoplastic mask from the water tank, the operation…

    Educational Posts 2020-06-02
  • The new open‐face mask improves comfort and tolerability for patients, particularly those with moderate claustrophobic anxiety

    According to the research,The open‐face mask is characterized for its immobilization capability and can immobilize patients sufficiently  during radiotherapy provides a clinical solution to the immobilization of patients with head and neck (HN) cancer undergoing radiotherapy, and is particularly beneficial for claustrophobic patients. This new open‐face mask is readily adopted in radiotherapy clinic as a superior alternative to the standard full‐head mask. CONCLUSIONS We have established and characterized a new precut open‐face thermoplastic mask for immobilization of patients with head and neck, cervical spine, and brain cancer during radiotherapy. Using real‐time OSI, absolute head motion during 15 minutes or more on the treatment couch was found to be approximately  for both healthy volunteers and patients with claustrophobia. Mask‐locking‐induced head shifts and rotations were quantified and accounted for as the uncertainty in conventional setup. The open‐face mask opening (with reinforced strips) does not reduce the strength of the mask, in comparison with the full‐head…

    Educational Posts 2020-06-02
  • Why do we need immobilisation masks?

    During daily radiation treatment, it isnecessary to ensure that you will be inexactly the same position. If you are getting radiation to the brainor head & neck area, you may need an immobilisation mask for daily treatment. Masks are used: to make it easier for you to staystill; to help keep your head frommoving so that you are in theexact same position for eachtreatment; so any markings that may be used to position you for the treatment can be drawn on the mask, not your skin. A radiation therapist makes the mask during your CT planning scan and the process usually takes around 30 minutes. The mask will be moulded to your face and secured to the table to gently hold your head in place during radiation treatment.  During the treatment, it may feel strange to have the mask on at first. Let the radiation therapists know if you feel…

    Educational Posts 2020-05-22
  • What is a radiotherapy mask?

    For most types of radiotherapy to your brain, head or neck area, you wear a mask during each treatment.This is sometimes also called a mould, head shell or cast. The mask is made to hold your head and neck still and in exactly the right position.They use the thermoplastic marks to accurately line up the radiotherapy machine for each treatment.

    Educational Posts 2020-05-21
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