News | January 31, 2011

Cranial Immobilization System Receives CE Mark

January 31, 2011 – A patient-specific cranial immobilization system has received the CE mark. The Fraxion head frame, by Elekta, helps ensure accuracy and precision in stereotactic radiation therapy of cancer targets in the brain and cranium. The Fraxion is the first to integrate all proven cranial immobilization options in a single system. "The advantage of Fraxion head fixation is that it is a stereotactic system that can be used for nearly any patient," says Meinhard Nevinny-Stickel, M.D., a radiation oncologist in the department of therapeutic radiology and oncology, Medical University Innsbruck in Austria. "The patient can be immobilized with a thermoplastic mask, with the proven vacuum mouthpiece, or even a combination of both systems. Precise repositioning is possible with easily accessible adjustment screws – which make it much easier to fixate the patient in the treatment room." The partial and full head thermoplastic masks provide alternative immobilization options for non-invasive setup, without compromising accuracy. Combining the thermoplastic mask with the vacuum mouthpiece increases flexibility in setup options, allowing optimal setup based on the patient's needs. It also features a target positioner, which provides accurate target localization for stereotactic planning, imaging and treatment. For more information:

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