Technology | September 16, 2008

Multilumen Radiation Balloon Applicator Reduces Treatment Time

SenoRx's Contura, a multi-lumen radiation balloon applicator for accelerated partial breast irradiation, uses a vacuum to remove excess fluid and to adhere closely to often irregularly shaped lumpectomy cavities in order to deliver reportedly precise radiation dosing through multiple seed lumens. Treatment time is reduced to days versus weeks, and accurate, targeted radiation dosing decreases potential recurrence of cancer cells in the lumpectomy site, according to the manufacturer.

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