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Repeat fixation for medical procedures is accomplished using a non-invasive locator, specifically a face mask. The face mask has at least three fiducial markers on it. By detecting the position of the markers, the position of features within the patient can be determined with great precision. The features can be the location of head or neck cancer or other target to which radiation or other medical procedure is to be applied. Since the face mask has been molded to uniquely fit to the patient's face, it may be removed after an initial imaging of the patient. The face mask may then be re-attached one or more times to the teeth. The face mask is molded to conform to the patient's face by using thermoplastic material.

Title
Mask system and method for stereotactic radiotherapy and image guided procedures
Application Number
9/430034
Publication Number
7024237 (B1)
Application Date
October 29, 1999
Publication Date
April 4, 2006
Inventor
William A Friedman
Gainesville
FL, US
Frank J Bova
Gainesville
FL, US
Agent
Miles & Stockbridge P C
Dennis P Clarke
Assignee
University of Florida Research Foundation
FL, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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