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Brachytherapy Applicators, Automated, Interstitial/Intracavitary

Definition : Automated brachytherapy applicators designed to deliver therapeutic radioactive sources to, retrieve them from, and/or hold them in (natural or surgically created) interstices or cavities of the body. These applicators typically include hollow needles, catheters, and/or cannulae and are frequently configured for use according to the treatment site within the body (e.g., brain, bladder, biliary ducts, breast). Some applicators include a catheter with a balloon at the tip that is left in a surgical cavity (e.g., after extraction of a breast lump); several treatments are performed after surgery by introducing a radioactive source (i.e., seed) into the balloon through a catheter for a predetermined period of time. The radioactive source is delivered by a remote afterloading brachytherapy system. Interstitial/intracavitary automated brachytherapy applicators are typically used to treat malignant tumors in internal tissue (e.g., sarcoma) and/or organs.

Entry Terms : "Intracavitary Brachytherapy Automated Applicators" , "Interstitial Brachytherapy Automated Applicators" , "Interstitial/Intracavitary Automated Brachytherapy Applicators"

UMDC code : 20918

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Cianna Medical Inc

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Hologic Inc

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Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women throughout the world.

Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments Inc

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Mick Radio-Nuclear Instruments, Inc., known internationally for its 40 years of service to the Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy community, provides high-quality and state-of-the-art instrumentation and accessories encompassing the entire spectrum of Radiation Therapy.

Varian Medical Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

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