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Catheters, Esophageal, Brachytherapy

Definition : Esophageal catheters designed for brachytherapy treatment of the esophageal wall. These catheters are usually radiopaque single-lumen (typically about 1 cm diameter) tubes; the catheter is inserted through the mouth and advanced until its distal tip is close to the area to be treated. The catheters are left in position and connected through an external tube to a remote afterloading brachytherapy system that delivers the radioisotope into the catheter. The source (e.g., iridium 192) is usually welded to a stainless steel wire that is advanced into the catheter following fixed steps called dwell positions. Brachytherapy esophageal catheters are intended to be used for high-dose treatment of malignant tumors.

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

UMDC code : 20943

   

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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 Deutschland GmbH

Varian Medical Systems Deutschland GmbH

Varian Medical Systems International AG

Varian Medical Systems International AG

Varian Medical Systems Nederlands bv

Varian Medical Systems Nederlands bv

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