Why brachytherapy for head and neck?
G. Kovács et al. GEC-ESTRO ACROP recommendations for head & neck brachytherapy in squamous cell carcinomas: 1st update – Improvement by cross sectional imaging based treatment planning and stepping source technology / Radiotherapy and Oncology 122 (2017) 248–254 [https://www.thegreenjournal.com/article/S0167-8140(16)34346-8/pdf]
Our wide array of applicators are available for many applications, the Nasopharyngeal applicator and different sizes of flexible catheters with corresponding buttons can be used for different head and neck body areas.
Rotterdam Nasopharyngeal Mold Applicator Optimal dose shaping in nasopharyngeal cavities The Rotterdam nasopharyngeal mold is manufactured from a flexible silicone material to easily shape the radiation dose in the nasopharyngeal cavity. It consists of two channels on the upper surface to optimize the dose distribution and reduce the surface dose. The mold can remain in place for a series of treatment fractions, while the treatment catheters will be replaced per fraction. This way, patient discomfort between fractions is minimized. Why the Rotterdam nasopharyngeal mold applicator?
Image data set for treatment planning is obtained through X-ray, CT or MR imaging. The image quality determines the applictor visibility for correct recontruction It also give the anatomy landscap which shows the tumor and the OaR
“I wanted an applicator that was easy to use, did not require a general anesthetic and that would closely conform to the mucosa of the nasopharynx. I found it in the Rotterdam nasopharyngeal applicator.”
Designing the optimal dose distribution can be a time-consuming job. The latest version of Oncentra Brachy offers a series of useful tools that simplify many repetitive tasks, such as contouring and reconstruction. Oncentra Brachy buys you time to focus on what counts: creating the optimal dose distribution.
Oncentra Brachy also helps you optimize treatment plan accuracy, providing easy navigation to any plane that offers the most relevant information per region of interest. Template solutions for repetitive tasks, such as the new Implant Modeling tool and the popular Applicator Modeling feature, help reduce implant reconstruction time. DVH presets and the ROI Catalog Manager can help improve accuracy and reproducibility. Powerful inverse planning optimization automates volume-based planning, making the process fast and efficient.
Reduce implant reconstruction time
Dose distribution calculated by ACE
Implant modeling tool
Automatic dose optimization
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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, United Kingdom
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