Scalp cooling or hypothermic caps work towards reduction of alopecia caused as an effect of chemotherapy. Scalp-Cooling reduces the temperature resulting in reduced blood flow to the scalp area so that less chemotherapy drug such as anthracyclines and taxanes reach the hair cells. However, the success rate of this method varies with drugs and also precise medication is still unknown. The system consists of a refrigerating unit, an electronic control system and a cooling cap which together functions for the effect of alopecia. A circulating coolant serves the cooling purpose to the entire scalp area. This paper intends to provide a cost effect system which otherwise compromises the need to resolve alopecia during chemotherapy. The objective is to provide a cost-effective scalp cooling system for patients.
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