Evaluation of eye shields made of tungsten and aluminum in high-energy electron beams.

@article{Weaver1998EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of eye shields made of tungsten and aluminum in high-energy electron beams.},
  author={R D Weaver and Bruce J. Gerbi and Kathryn E. Dusenbery},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          233-7
        }
}
PURPOSE To protect the lens and cornea of the eye when treating the eyelid with electrons, we designed a tungsten and aluminum eye shield that protected both the lens and cornea, and also limited the amount of backscatter to the overlying eyelid when using electron beam therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Custom curved tungsten eye shields, 2 mm and 3 mm thick, were placed on Kodak XV film on 8 cm polystyrene and irradiated to evaluate the transmission through the shields. To simulate the… CONTINUE READING

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