Why brachytherapy for skin?
Brachytherapy offers an excellent non-invasive solution to complement or replace surgery for skin cancer. With our specialized solutions, a high radiation dose can be delivered to the tumor in a few fractions with a low dose to the surrounding area, providing a short and effective treatment.
Our wide array of applicators for brachytherapy are available for many applications, ranging from intracavitary to interstitial use and designed to deliver increasingly more precise doses in brachytherapy.
“The equidistance of the holes guarantees a precise separation of the catheters. The Freiburg Flap material allows a precise positioning in respect of the target and verification of the treatment area.”
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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Another option for treatment delivery is electronic brachytherapy with Esteya.
Esteya gives patients and the healthcare team an effective and non-invasive alternative to surgery for treating skin cancer: electronic brachytherapy.
Esteya provides a targeted yet gentle skin cancer treatment through the delivery of a precise high dose of radiation to the cancerous site, minimizing radiation to surrounding healthy tissue and reducing chance of scarring. Because the treatment is short and gentle, patients can expect a rapid recovery period and may return to their normal routine quickly.
Esteya is especially beneficial in treating cosmetically challenging areas such as the nose, lips, cheeks, temples and fingers, and for areas prone to wound closure problems, such as the shin and scalp. Esteya may also be the preferred option for patients for whom surgery presents a high intra-operative or post-operative risk of complications.
Esteya provides an elegant approach for treating skin cancer, featuring the right size and portability to be used anywhere in the clinic.
Sabhakar Mutyala, MD at University of Arizona, on Skin Brachytherapy
Michael Kasper, MD at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, on Skin Brachytherapy
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