An afterloading brachytherapy device utilizing thermoplastic material

Tae H. Kim, Bruce J. Gerbi, F. Chris Deibel, John R. Priest, Faiz M. Khan

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An afterloading brachytherapy device for treatment of residual cancer in an enucleated orbit with two cesium-137 sources was designed using a thermoplastic material, Aquaplast. The device consists of a face-mask support held in place with elastic bands around the head and an acrylic afterloading applicator. The device is very easy to make, holds the sources firmly in place, allows full mobility of the patient, and gives excellent dose distribution to the target area. It was easily tolerated by a 7-year-old child during the 50 h of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1989


  • Aquaplast
  • Brachytherapy
  • Orbital cancer

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