A radiotherapy mask – image description

This image shows a mask that is worn when having radiotherapy to the head or neck. The mask is made of white plastic mesh, with lots of tiny holes in it. It is made to cover from the top of the head to under the chin. It is moulded into the shape of a person’s face. It has a hole where the mouth would be.

The mask is attached face up to a table. This is the treatment couch. The mask is attached to the treatment couch by clips. There is a clip at each side and at the top of the mask.