Nucletron developing new brachytherapy technique

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

May 5, 2008 -- Radiation oncology firm Nucletron is developing a new electronic brachytherapy technique using miniature x-ray technology.

The company's electronic brachytherapy technique uses miniature x-ray tubes to deliver nonradioactive and isotope-free radiation treatment to cancer sites.

The Veenendaal, Netherlands-based company noted that this type of localized radiation treatment delivers the radiation source directly to the tumor site, similar to isotope-based brachytherapy, and minimizes damage to healthy surrounding organs and tissue.

Nucletron expects the technique to be used initially in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers.

A prototype may be available for demonstration in September at the 2008 American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, with clinical testing in 2009.

Nucletron debuts Oncentra Brachy, April 28, 2008

Nucletron debuts brachytherapy products, February 20, 2008

Nucletron appoints new executives, December 20, 2007

Nucletron spins off from Delft, September 13, 2007

Nucletron to unveil afterloader, July 23, 2007

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