Advanced Treatment Strategies In Brachytherapy
The patient, a 71 year old female was found to have a low lying rectal cancer initially treated with chemotherapy but was not a candidate for pelvic radiotherapy due to previous radiotherapy for cervical cancer in the 1970’s. As an alternative to an abdominoperineal resection, endoluminal high-dose brachytherapy was chosen.
The patient was enrolled in an IRB-approved dose escalation protocol using the AR-1, an 8 channel single use brachytherapy applicator. The dual balloon construction features a compliant outer balloon designed to conform around a firm, exophytic rectal mass leading to dose escalation to the tumor while sparing normal rectal tissue. For More Details Visit:- Head Support Radiation Therapy