News | March 03, 2008

Breast-Preserving Treatment Doesn’t Use Radioactive Isotopes

March 4, 2008 - The Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System is designed with a miniaturized X-ray source to apply radiation directly to a tumor bed within the body.

Featured at NCBC by Xoft, the Axxent Controller does not require radioactive isotopes or heavy shielding, according to the company. The system reportedly reduces treatment time from seven weeks to five days when compared to whole-breast external-beam radiation. Clinicians can be in the room during the procedure, said Xoft.

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