November 1, 2007 – At ASTRO 2007, Nucletron featured the new microSelectron Digital afterloader, which reportedly offers unprecedented scalability and connectivity, making the introduction of brachytherapy or the expansion of current brachytherapy offerings easier, more cost-effective and easily adaptable to future needs of patients and clinicians.
The afterloader offers six, 18 and 30 channel systems, providing the opportunity to treat from one to 90 channels. It enables highly conformal treatment of localized cancers including gynecologic, breast, prostate, skin and endorectal.
The microSelectron also reportedly eliminates the time required to reconnect the transfer tubes when treating a larger site, dramatically shortening patient wait time during setup. It connects to existing Nucletron HDR and PDR brachytherapy applicators and consumables as well as other DICOM-compliant software, protecting previous investments in equipment and training and comes with a simulation software that allows clinicians, physicists and dosimetrists to train on the system in a nonclinical setting.
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