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.

ICI delivers radiation therapy using a linear accelerator.

Feature | August 28, 2013 | Williette Nyanue
Beatriz Amendola, M.D., FACR, FASTRO, radiation oncologist, medical director, Innovative Cancer Institute (ICI),...
News | August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013 — Nucletron, an Elekta company, has signed an agreement with the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)...
Feature | May 15, 2013
C.R. Bard Inc. has agreed to pay the federal government $48.2 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges...
News | April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013 — Better outcomes can be achieved for prostate cancer patients by using brachytherapy, a highly targeted...
News | April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013 — Breast brachytherapy with a strut-based applicator demonstrated low recurrence rates and minimal...
Varian Vitesse Brachytherapy Systems evine Cancer Institute
Feature | April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013 — A prostate cancer patient has become the first person in the world to be treated using the latest...
Technology | April 23, 2013
April 23, 2013 — Nucletron, an Elekta company, has introduced its redesigned Flexitron remote afterloading platform....
News | April 18, 2013
April 18, 2013 — iCAD Inc. has entered into strategic distribution agreements for its Xoft Axxent Electronic...
 Best Medical Expansion Radiation Therapy Acquisitions
News | April 08, 2013
  April 8, 2013 — TeamBest companies are planning for a major expansion by diversifying its area of expertise and...
Varian Vitesse Brachytherapy Systems Treatment Planning FDA Approval
Technology | January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013 — Varian Medical Systems has received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- 510(k) clearance for...
Varian Vitesse Brachytherapy Systems Treatment Planning
Technology | November 06, 2012
November 6, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems showcased the latest version of the Vitesse real-time treatment planning for...
Technology | November 05, 2012
Oct. 29, 2012 - At the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO, Boston, Mass.),...

This Oncentra brachy treatment plan shows the applicator in relation to the anatomy.

Feature | October 25, 2012
The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create exquisite images of the body’s soft tissues – and the tumors...
News | August 29, 2012
August 29, 2012 — The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create exquisite images of the body’s soft tissues...
News | August 06, 2012
August 6, 2012 — Brachytherapy offers an effective and relatively inexpensive method of treating internal cancers, and...
Feature | June 01, 2012 | Robert Kuske, M.D., FAACE
A potential paradigm shift is gathering momentum in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, driven by data showing...
News | May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012 — Cianna Medical, maker of the SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator, recently announced the launch of BEST...
Feature | May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012 — Delivering radiotherapy directly to cancer of the cervix using 3-D imaging techniques is effective at...
News | May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012 - Breast brachytherapy with a strut-based applicator is a well-tolerated and effective treatment for early...

The MammoSite ML 1 from Hologic is one of the devices used for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI).

Feature | May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012 — Using a concentrated, highly targeted dose of radiation to the breast has equally as good results as...