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.

News | March 19, 2012
March 19, 2012 -- The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the United Kingdom's national measurement institute, recently...
News | March 15, 2012
March 15, 2012 - Two new studies demonstrate the cosmetic and dosimetric advantages of the SAVI breast brachytherapy...
News | February 23, 2012
February 23, 2012 — A new look at the three most highly regarded prostate cancer treatment options is the first of its...
News | February 22, 2012
February 21, 2012 — Theragenics Corp., a medical device company serving the surgical products and prostate cancer...
News | February 21, 2012
February 21, 2012 ? Nucletron, an Elekta company, announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (...
News | February 09, 2012
February 9, 2012 — IsoRay Inc., a medical technology company with specialty in seed brachytherapy and medical...

This 3- x 3-inch lead safe (pig) contained 1 curie of radium-226, which Pennsylvania health officials say is equivalent to having more than 100 computed tomography (CT) scans at once.

Feature | February 02, 2012 | Dave Fornell
February 2, 2012 – Health and environmental concerns were raised after a radiation detector at a Waste Management Inc...

Radiation oncologist Robert Kuske, M.D., works with the SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator, a newer form of APBI developed since the Medicare-SEER data was created.

News | January 25, 2012
Study findings presented during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in December, stating that brachytherapy...
News | December 15, 2011
December 15, 2011 – Diablo Valley Oncology, an oncology practice in the San Francisco East Bay, recently administered...
News | November 14, 2011
November 14, 2011 — iCAD Inc. announced its Xoft Axxent eBx electronic brachytherapy system for intra-operative...
News | October 21, 2011
October 21, 2011 — When we think about breast cancer, most of us think of it as a disease only affecting women. The...
News | October 19, 2011
October 19, 2011 — Hologic Inc. announced the six-year follow-up results from the MammoSite Registry Study continue to...
Technology | October 18, 2011
The 3-D Imaging C-Arm Table from Biodex Medical Systems is designed specifically for brachytherapy seed implantation...
Technology | October 14, 2011
Should cancer be detected in its early stages, many women are candidates for Hologic's targeted radiation therapy, a...

An actual intraoperative delivery a Xoft unit is attached to a balloon ready for treatment.

Feature | September 09, 2011 | V. Elayne Arterbery, M.D., MHSA
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for breast cancer is emerging as a newer alternative to whole-breast radiation...
News | August 09, 2011
August 9, 2011 – A new type of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer that cuts down on treatment time while...
News | August 05, 2011
August 5, 2011 — Elekta has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nucletron, a worldwide provider of technology for...
News | August 05, 2011
August 5, 2011 – Microscopic gold particles could multiply the effectiveness of standard cancer radiation therapy by...
News | July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011 – iCAD will highlight its Xoft Axxent eBx electronic brachytherapy system at the 2011 Joint American...
News | May 09, 2011
May 9, 2011 - Initial findings from the SAVI Collaborative Research Project (SCRP), on SAVI radiation therapy for...