While most departments are familiar with making thermoplastic masks, there are a few key points to creating a good one that are worth keeping in mind. The simple guide below features some key areas of focus that can help your department produce the quality masks you seek, time and again.
CIVCO's couchtops feature patented indexing ”hemispheres" along the length of the couch or tabletop. Coupled with our patented two pin Lok-Bar", these couchtops provide the necessary foundation for accurate indexing and reliable patient set-ups within your department. Imaging and Simulator Couchtops An easy-on, easy-off indexed overlay top has been designed for CT, PET, and most simulator tables. This is especially ideal for centers that share their diagnostic units with other hospital departments.
Patient positioning and immobilization for treatment of the thorax, upper abdomen, and breast range from simple positioning devices to mechanical, raised-arm systems all designed to improve accuracy, reproducibility and improve patient comfort. Thorax or upper abdomen treatments are generally done in the supine position, often with the arms raised.* A vacuum cushion or a two—part foam mold is commonly used to position a patient comfortably for this type of treatment.