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Catheters, Breast, Brachytherapy

Definition : Breast catheters designed for introduction into and around a surgically created cavity within the breast to provide brachytherapy treatments, usually after tumor resection (lumpectomy). These catheters are typically very thin single-lumen tubes that are introduced through needles that were placed under ultrasound guidance. Frequently, 10 to 20 catheters are inserted into the breast, encompassing the surgical cavity plus a few centimeters in all directions. Each treatment consists of the automated introduction of a radioactive source (seed) from a remote-afterloading brachytherapy system in each catheter for a predetermined time. The treatment is used to facilitate the control or cure of breast cancer, or to relieve symptoms of breast cancer.

Entry Terms : "Brachytherapy Catheters" , "Catheters, Brachytherapy, Breast" , "Breast Brachytherapy Catheters"

UMDC code : 20937

   

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Nucletron Canada Inc

Nucletron Canada Inc

Nucletron Corp

With 35 years of experience we are the preferred partner in brachytherapy and independent external beam treatment planning for more than 2,500 institutions worldwide. We continue to build on this with 500 dedicated employees, a global presence in more than 100 countries and an ongoing investment in innovation.

Varian Medical Systems Canada Inc

Varian Medical Systems Canada Inc

Varian Medical Systems Inc

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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