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Face mould for administering radiotherapy, c 1965.

Face mould for administering radiotherapy, c 1965.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Pinpoint accuracy in positioning the treatment head in relation to the tumour over several therapy sesions is esential in radiotherapy. A perspex cast of the patient's face, made from an initial plaster cast, holds the head in the same position and marks the region being treated. This example was used with a Betatron particle accelerator at St Luke's Hospital, Guildford, England.

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