A Customized Mould Brachytherapy Appliance

Rachana Kurugodu Basavaraju, Adarsh N, Rajesh S, Santosh Biradar, Govindaraja E

Abstract


Mould brachytherapy is short distance radiation delivery via custom fabricated carrier device known as mould. This report describes the fabrication of customized brachytherapy appliance for a 70yr old patient having carcinoma of the tongue.

Keywords


Brachytherapy; Mould Brachytherapy Appliance; Catheters; Carcinoma of Tongue

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