Brachytherapy Systems

Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy where a sealed radiation source is placed next to or inside the area being treated. It is also important to women's health because it is a common treatment for cervical, breast, and skin cancer.

  • Xstrahl announced that its Photoelectric Therapy System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for treatment of skin cancer. The Photoelectric Therapy System is a compact and ergonomic superficial X-ray therapy system operating in the 10kV to 80kV range intended...

  • For men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, radiation treatment with brachytherapy alone can result in similar cancer control with fewer long-term side effects. The findings come from research presented at the 58th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)...

  • In recent years, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) has been growing in acceptance in the U.S. as an alternative to traditional external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for patients with early-stage breast cancer. For patients meeting appropriate selection criteria, the benefits are clear —...

  • Results from a randomized controlled trial comparing permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer showed brachytherapy patients were twice as likely to be cancer-free five years later.

  • Cianna Medical Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the SAVI Scout surgical guidance system. The technology uses real-time audible and visual indicators to give surgeons a precise way to target tissue during lumpectomy and excisional biopsy procedures.

Varian Showcases Advanced Cancer Care Solutions at AAPM 2018
News | Radiation Therapy | July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018 — Varian announced it will be showcasing its advanced cancer care solutions, including a new version...

Florida Hospital First in State to Adopt NeuroLogica's BodyTom Elite CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 — NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced that Florida Hospital in...

IsoRay Funding Brain Cancer Treatment Research With Ochsner Clinic Foundation
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 — IsoRay Inc. announced the initiation of research funding for brain cancer treatment to Ochsner...

News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 — IsoRay Inc. announced the upcoming release of its Build-Blu delivery system for real-time prostate...

Combination Radiotherapy Beneficial in Treating Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — While there are many treatment options for men with...

​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018
News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018

World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. 4 to raise awareness and education in the media, governments and...

Intraoperative Radiotherapy Provides Lifetime Cost Savings, Health Benefits for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced the results of a landmark study that showed the benefits of adjunct...

Cleveland Clinic Leads Development of New Guidelines for Radiation in Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 — Cleveland Clinic researcher Chirag Shah, M.D., recently led the development of updated guidelines...

Xstrahl Photoelectric Therapy System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 — Xstrahl announced that its Photoelectric Therapy System has received U.S. Food and Drug...

News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 05, 2017

October 5, 2017 — External researchers presented new clinical data supporting the use of iCAD’s Xoft Axxent...

International Trial Confirms Safety, Effectiveness of High-Dose Brachytherapy Plus Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 04, 2017

October 4, 2017 — Findings from a new multicenter, international clinical trial confirm the effectiveness of...

Pelvic Radiation Confirmed as Standard of Care for High-Risk, Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 — In a new phase III trial report, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with...

China FDA Approves Xoft Axxent Balloon Applicators for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced that the company’s Xoft Axxent balloon applicators have received approval from...

Clinical Data Supports Use of Xoft System for Endometrial Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 03, 2017

August 3, 2017 — Researchers presented ...

Electronic Brachytherapy Comparable to Mohs Surgery in Early-Stage Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems | July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 — Rates of recurrence in early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) patients were virtually identical...

Australia's Monash Cancer Centre Treats First Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patient With Xoft System
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced the first early-stage breast cancer patient was treated in Australia with...

New Clinical Data on Xoft System Presented at American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced that updated clinical data on the use of...

iCAD, Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System, eBx, 3,000 early-stage breast cancer patients, Miami Breast Cancer Conference
News | Brachytherapy Systems | March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced that more than 3,000 early-stage breast cancer patients have been treated with...

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This is a single-fraction high-dose-rate prostate implant imaging and dosimetry. Image courtesy of Daniel Krauss/American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

News | Brachytherapy Systems | March 06, 2017

March 6, 2017 — Results from a new prospective clinical trial indicate high-dose-rate (HDR)...