.decimal® Products - Missing Tissue Compensation

Compensators

Missing Tissue/Dose Compensators treat dose to a plane, minimizing hot spots, while providing more dimension than a simple wedge. Compensators are milled to the specifications of the treatment plan from aluminum. Benefits of missing tissue compensators include correction for contour irregularities—missing tissue. There is no “optimization”, “segmentation” or “inverse planning” required. It is also designed without considering the influence of other beams, therefore there is no thought to other beams or internal structures.

Advantages

  • Correction for contour irregularities and tissue heterogeneity
  • More uniform dose distribution vs. 2D Wedge
  • Less dose delivered to critical structures vs. 2D Wedge

Treatment Sites

  • Head and Neck
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Mantle

Material Safety Data Sheets: Aluminum