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Table 2 Available applicators for use in children and adolescents

From: Regional hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy in paediatric, adolescent and young adult patients: current and future perspectives

Available applicators with dimensions, treatable craniocaudal tumour length and permitted maximal lateral and dorsoventral dimensions of the patient
  Sigma 30 Sigma 40 Sigma Eye
Applicator length (bolus) 25 40 50
Applicator internal diameter (bolus) 27x27 42 54 x 37
Approximate maximal craniocaudal tumour length ~15–20 ~25–30 ~35–40
Maximal lateral (x) and dorsoventral (y) patient dimensions (pelvis/abdomen) x ≤ 19 cm y ≤ 19 cm 19 cm < x ≤ 34 cm 19 cm < y ≤ 34 cm 19 cm < x ≤ 44 cm 19 cm < y ≤ 29 cm