With unrivalled patient clearance, patients receiving radical breast treatment can be treated with both arms raised while supported on a breast board
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering oncologists designed a pallet that they call the breast board
to help women more comfortably lie facedown for radiotherapy.
She organised a sponsored walk and with the help of family and friends raised pounds 3,000 to buy a breast board
for the ward where she was treated at the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment.
3 Breast Boards
and Head Supports for more exacting and comfortable patient positioning during radiation treatment.
Standard bore CT systems constrain patient positioning by limiting the use of positioning devices like inclined breast boards
, because the bore and scan field-of-view cannot accommodate a patient positioned off-center.
Biograph mCT's large 78 cm bore can also help to alleviate patients' sense of claustrophobia and allows better positioning of RTP devices, such as breast boards
, and makes scanning of obese patients easier.