Simplified bite-block immobilization of the head

Radiology (Impact Factor: 6.87). 01/1984; 149(3):851. DOI: 10.1148/radiology.149.3.6417725
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The use of bite blocks to immobilize a patient's head for therapeutic radiology usually involves the mechanical positioning of a rod protruding from the block. This position must be recorded at simulation time and preset for each treatment session. The authors describe a device which simply requires the vertical positioning of an auxiliary bar which, in turn, is attached vertically to the primary rod at simulation time.

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