Skin markings in external radiotherapy by temporary tattooing with henna: improvement of accuracy and increased patient comfort.

@article{Wurstbauer2001SkinMI,
  title={Skin markings in external radiotherapy by temporary tattooing with henna: improvement of accuracy and increased patient comfort.},
  author={Karl Wurstbauer and Felix Sedlmayer and H. Dieter Kogelnik},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          179-81
        }
}
PURPOSE To guarantee invariable skin markings in patients undergoing a course of external radiotherapy, especially using conformal techniques. Cutaneous markings with henna also increase patient comfort, because washing and showering are allowed. METHODS AND MATERIALS Henna, a completely natural product, is a skin colorant with a history of 5,000 years. It is applied to the skin in the form of a paste. While drying, henna stains the superficial skin layers for several weeks, and the marked… CONTINUE READING
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