Study: Leitzen et al, Quality of patient positioning during cerebral tomotherapy irradiation using different mask systems, Strahlentherapie und Onkologie, 2013, 1-4
Patient immobilization during brain tumor radiotherapy is achieved by using a thermoplastic mask. In a study conducted by the Universitätsklinik Bonn, two innovative new mask systems developed to minimize the problems of claustrophobic patients (Crystal and Open Face Mask, both from Orfit Industries) were compared to a standard head mask system (Raycast®-HP, Orfit Industries).
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the quality of patient immobilization using the new mask systems was equivalent to the standard mask system currently in use. The study proves that the new mask systems improve patient comfort while providing consistent patient positioning.