Plaster of Paris bandage is dipped in warm water and carefully moulded around the face or scalp.
When the plaster has set the mould is lifted off.
The technicians make the lead mask from the mould. When the mask is ready you will come to have it fitted.
The doctor measures the area to be treated and puts the marks on the face or scalp with a felt tip pen.
The technicians make a hole in the mask to match the marks drawn by the doctor.
Wear the mask for each treatment.
(A) On the left is the unaltered data obtained with the optical scanner. On the right is the final, edited data set that was usedto print the 3-dimensional model. (B) The 3-dimensional printed model with a 3 mm lead shield molded to fit the complex facial contours.Also visible is the cutout area representing the clinical treatment field on the right side of the nose. (C) The final product, thelead shield sits on the volunteer patient’s face, offering protection of the organs at risk from radiation damage.