Tomo Therapy radiation requires the victim, er, I mean, patient, to lie perfectly still for about 20 minutes. To achieve this, a body mold is cast from the waist up. The hostage, er, I mean, patient, is put in this mold for each treatment.
For head and neck radiation, the head must be completely immobilized. A form-fitting mask is cast for each mark, er, I mean, patient, and clamped down to the table, which is then pulled into the CT/radiation machine.
This experience is not for the claustrophobic. Fortunately it is painless at the time and the side effects aren’t felt by the patsy, er, I mean, patient, until later in the cycle, which in my case is 33 treatments.
I wonder if they’ll let me take my mask home for Halloween.