Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer Treatment

Why brachytherapy for treating prostate cancer patients?

  • Minimize patient movement and associated implant shifts
  • Ensure optimal target view and avoid organs at risk and healthy tissue
  • Seamless integration offers genuine real-time workflow for internal radiation therapy
Doctor and patient

Genuine real-time workflow

There are various ways to treat prostate cancer with brachytherapy, watch our video that follows the real time localized prostate cancer radiation therapy workflow.

Workflow diagram
Patient is not moved between procedure steps

Ultrasound imaging

Automatic transversal and sagittal scanning of the prostate gland

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cartt

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

OncoSelect® Stepper and Endo-Cavity Rotational Mover

OncoSelect® Stepper and Endo-Cavity Rotational Mover

Ultrasound imaging system

Ultrasound imaging system*

* Prostate solution can be used with commercially available ultrasound systems.

Contouring

Define target volume and identify organs at risk during prostate radiation therapy

Tools in Oncentra Prostate to outline treatment volume and organs at risk.

  • Pearl tool
  • Semi auto contouring tool
  • Segmentation
Doctor and patient

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

* Prostate solution can be used with commercially available ultrasound systems.

Prostate brachytherapy dose planning

Calculate optimal dose distribution for prostate cancer cells using virtual needle and source positioning

Doctor and patient

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

Needle insertion

Ultrasound guided needle placement based on virtual dose plan

Actively used products in this step

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

Doctor and patient

OncoSelect® Stepper and Endo-Cavity Rotational Mover

Doctor and patient

Elekta prostate templates and interstitial needles

Doctor and patient

Ultrasound imaging system*

* Prostate solution can be used with commercially available ultrasound systems.

Reconstruction

Adapt needle positions in real-time and update target volumes for dose recalculation and evaluation

Doctor and patient

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

HDR Flexitron® treatment delivery

Safe, simple, intuitive high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for prostate cancer workflow

Five simple features are the basis for the Flexitron way of working, introducing a new standard in treatment delivery

  • Standardized transfer lengths, less prone to human errors during reconstruction as there is only one indexer length.
  • Reference zero at entrance of applicator, no need to measure the distal tip.
  • Metric dwell position numbering, 1 mm step size in a treatment window of 400 mm.
  • Forward stepping results in a reproducible source positioning within 0,5mm accuracy.
  • Intuitive user interface, smooth navigation saves time.

Why Flexitron?

  • Simple quality assurance
  • 40-channel option for large implants
  • Connected to major oncology systems such as MOSAIQ®
  • Safe investment with future upgrade potential
  • Available in either Iridium-192 or Cobalt-60*

* Not available in all countries.

LDR Low Dose Rate brachytherapy treatment delivery

Ultrasound guided implantation of iodine seeds into the prostate, based on the virtual dose plan

Actively used products in this step

Doctor and patient

Oncentra® Prostate, on Prostate Laptop Cart

Doctor and patient

Ultrasound imaging system*

Doctor and patient

OncoSelect® Stepper and Endo-Cavity Rotational Mover

Doctor and patient

Seed delivery system*

* Prostate solution can be used with commercially available ultrasound systems.

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What our customers say

Chris Lee, MPE at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, UK, on Flexitron

Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, United Kingdom

Brachy­Academy

Empowering through education

Peer-to-peer education platform for brachytherapy professionals

The BrachyAcademy comprises a complete peer-to-peer medical education library and includes programs such as clinical workshops and training visits to leading hospitals worldwide.

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About Brachytherapy site

We've created our online educational brachytherapy portal for patients and those who are supporting patients throughout their curative treatment, to provide key information and to help those affected gain an understanding of brachytherapy.

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