Head and Neck immobilization

The HeadSTEP iFRAME based immobilization system provides one of the easiest to use devices available on the market. Its excellent robustness and quality guarantees precise and simple repositioning in routine cranial as well as head, neck and shoulder immobilization. The HeadSTEP system is designed to include the iCAST thermoplastic material and the disposable iFRAME. The iFRAME allows easy molding and symmetrical pull-down by one therapist.
The joint of the wing-shaped iFRAME is one of the great advantages of the system, combining the total coverage of the anterior, lateral and superior head regions with the iFRAME locked in the shaped channels, minimizing the rotation of the head in all three axes.

The low-temperature iCAST thermoplastic is available in a variety of perforation patterns. Its rigidity, resistance to shrinkage and easy molding quality is outstanding. The HeadSTEP system uses a 23-step elevation mechanism, which permits immobilization at variable head angles without the use of wedges. It can be used on all commercially available couches and is also indexable for enhanced reproducibility.

HeadSTEP Simple Steps

  • Set the HeadSTEP System on the tabletop.headstep_a1.jpg
  • Choose the suitable position of the head out of 24 different possibilities.headstep_a2.jpg
  • Position the patient’s head in the head support.headstep_a3.jpg
  • Center the iFRAME with the iCAST mask material over the patient´s face.headstep_a4.jpg
  • Tilting slightly downward at the chin, gently and steadily press the thermoplastic down, over the patient’s face, until the outer frame touches the baseplate.headstep_a5.jpg
  • Snap the frame ends in the baseplate and lock it at the back.headstep_a6.jpg
  • Mold the mask material around the patient´s facial outline. The molding of the nose bridge is of crucial importance, as this is the reference point of the mask.headstep_a7.jpg
  • Mold around the chin and the eyes, advising the patient to keep their eyes closed. Let the mask cool off for 5 minutes until it is really hardened.headstep_a8.jpg