Technology | April 08, 2008

Three Tools Add to Brachytherapy Therapy

Nucletron released three new products designed to improve brachytherapy practice.

Designed for use in brachytherapy treatment of small superficial malignancies, the new Valencia Applicator features a patented flattening filter that is designed to ensure a higher degree of dose homogeneity than previously possible with surface applicators.

The new Source Position Check Ruler, with GAFChromic film, is a quality assurance (QA) tool that reportedly sets proper calibration and operation of a Nucletron brachytherapy system prior to usage for optimal patient treatment.

Nucletron's new CT/MR Compatible Applicator Clamp and Baseplate is designed for use in an MR environment. This device permits the optimal stabilization of CT/MR compatible applicators as well as virtually all other Nucletron body-site solutions and applicators. The clamp's full range of motion is made to allow for simplified patient setup for each treatment fraction. The titanium construction and hydraulic-free design allow for simple cleaning and sterilization.

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