Technology | December 16, 2007

IntraOp Introduces Optimal Boost Treatment Method for Breast Cancer

IntraOp Medical Corp. a supplier of technology solutions for the treatment and eradication of cancer, recently introduced the Optimal Boost approach to breast cancer treatment administered by its flagship product, Mobetron.
Mobetron is a fully portable, self-shielding electron-beam linear accelerator that delivers radiation therapy in the operating room at the time of cancer surgery. It administers intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy (IOERT) directly to the tumor bed once a cancerous growth has been excised during surgery.
The Optimal Boost method consists of applying a high dosage of radiation to the tumor bed at the time of lumpectomy followed by traditional post-operative radiation therapy. Because it does not have to pass through healthy skin, organs and tissue, IOERT can reportedly be delivered at higher and better cancer-killing doses.

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