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Whole brain radiation therapy

Preparation

  • For radiation therapy to the whole brain without the spinal cord, the patient lies supine and is immobilized with a mask. 
  • There should be slight flexion of the neck. 
  • The position of the lenses can be marked with a piece of lead at the lateral edge of the orbita.
  • If fields are to be joined toward the spinal cord, the patient must be immobilized as described in the procedure for the total CNS axis.

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