Technology | July 27, 2008

Orfit Unveils New Mask Technology at AAPM

Orfit Industries America's Efficast thermoplastic masks, part of the Raycast High-precision Patient Immobilization/Positioning System, apply a new technology for head, neck and shoulder immobilization systems used in radiation therapy.

Efficast masks have been engineered to provide sub-2 mm precision and reproducibility of the immobilization, while being thinner than other masks routinely used in radiation oncology departments. Thinner Efficast masks enable close contouring to the patients’ anatomy and an excellent skin sparing effect.

During molding, the material contracts uniformly to avoid pressure points. A special coating prevents the mask from adhering to the skin or hair.

The pre-cut Efficast masks can be softened in warm water, avoiding discomfort to the therapist and the patient during the molding and setting process. On average Orfit masks can be molded in water 10 to 15 F cooler than other materials. If needed, the entire mask or a portion can be reformed by warming, saving the cost of a new mask.

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