remote afterloading

remote afterloading

[rimōt′]
Etymology: L, removere, to remove
a radiotherapy technique in which an applicator, such as an acrylic mold of an area to be irradiated, is placed in or on the patient and then loaded from a safe source with a high-activity radioisotope. The applicator contains grooves for the insertion of nylon tubes into which the radioactive material can be introduced. Remote afterloading is used in the treatment of head, neck, vaginal, and cervical tumors. See also afterloading.
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Mulago University Hospital is installing Uganda's first brachytherapy system, an Elekta Flexitron remote afterloading platform.
Elekta will also highlight its newly redesigned Flexitron remote afterloading platform for brachytherapy designed to improve safety and efficiency in the brachytherapy workflow, as well as new programs to simplify the upgrade path from competitive oncology information systems (OIS) to MOSAIQ OIS.
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The low-energy x-rays emitted by TheraSource(TM) substantially reduce shielding requirements and eliminate the need for remote afterloading equipment, creating a safer environment for hospital personnel.
NEW ORLEANS, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2013 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) meeting April 18-20 in New Orleans, Nucletron, an Elekta company, (booth #300), will introduce its newly redesigned Flexitron remote afterloading platform.
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Nucletron is the world leader in remote afterloading brachytherapy supplying the majority of all systems worldwide.
Nucletron is the world leader in remote afterloading brachytherapy , supplying the majority of all systems worldwide.
for over 25 years the world leader in remote afterloading brachytherapy (a sister therapy to interstitial hyperthermia treatments), is BSD's new sales agent for the BSD-500.
The microSelectron-HDR Remote Afterloading System provides quality, safety, and reliability to meet the demands of physicians, physicists, and regulatory agencies.
Nucletron is the worldwide leader in the development of remote afterloading brachytherapy systems and other innovative cancer treatment products.

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