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Catheters, Bronchial, Brachytherapy

Definition : Bronchial catheters designed for brachytherapy treatment of major bronchi. These catheters are usually of a single-lumen radiopaque design and are inserted through the working channel of a flexible bronchoscope into the affected bronchus. The catheter is left in position and (after the extraction of the bronchoscope) connected via an external tube to a remote afterloading brachytherapy system that delivers the high-dose radioactive source through the catheter to an area near the tumor. The source (e.g., iridium 192) is usually welded to a stainless steel wire that is advanced into the catheter in fixed steps called dwell positions. Frequently, several catheters are used simultaneously in each treatment. Brachytherapy bronchial catheters are used to treat malignant tumors in bronchi but not those in the pulmonary tissue.

Entry Terms : "Intraluminal Brachytherapy Applicators" , "Brachytherapy Catheters" , "Catheters, Brachytherapy, Bronchial" , "Bronchial Brachytherapy Catheters"

UMDC code : 20939

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Special Respiratory Care Inc

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Varian Medical Systems Inc

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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.

Zeus Industrial Products Inc

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In a world dominated by commodity products, it isn't easy to find suppliers willing and able to take on challenging assignments. Yet in a business environment where competitiveness is measured by one's ability to innovate, this is exactly the type of supplier companies must have. That supplier is Zeus.

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