ANORECTAL APPLICATOR (AR-1)™
The Ancer Medical AR™ is a first of its kind, disposable brachytherapy applicator designed specifically for the treatment of anal and rectal cancers. The AR™ combines unique innovations with proven brachytherapy technology to bring a new Ancer to the question of anorectal cancer treatment.
Evaluation of a New MRI Compatible Brachytherapy Ano-rectal Applicator
Materials and Methods: The newly designed ano-rectal (AR) applicator (figure 1) is a multichannel, single use applicator with two concentric balloons. The inner balloon supports 8 radially symmetric source lumens; the outer balloon provides separation between the mucosal wall and the source lumens. The effective treatment zone of the applicator, in which the source lumens maintain the cylindrical geometry, is 10 cm long and is delineated by two central markers for positioning and treatment verification.
ESOPHAGEAL APPLICATOR (E-APP)™
The E-APP™ is a first of its kind, disposable brachytherapy applicator designed specifically for the treatment of upper GI cancers. Five independently operable balloons are designed to maintain the central position of the source catheter in both straight and curved anatomy allowing for closer proximity of the target to the source while maintaining distance for healthy tissue.
Clinical Use of a Novel Balloon Based Esophageal Brachytherapy Applicator
Purpose: High dose rate endoesophageal brachytheropy is an option in the management of primary and recurrent esophageal cancer in inoperable patients. In review of a series of patients treated at our institute (Folkert et al Brachytheropy 2013) we found HDR brachytheropy was safe and well tolerated, but was associated with a high rate of local recurrence. To overcome the limitation of surface dose and enable a dose escalation study we designed a novel balloon based applicator (Cohen and Goodman, Brachytheropy 2015). Here we report on the initial clinical use of this applicator.
The Edge ERB™ (Endorectal Balloon)
The Edge ERB™ is a unique saddle shaped balloon designed to cradle the prostate and provide superior, repeatable immobilization. The thoughtful collection of design features promotes enhanced ease of use and accuracy during both therapy and treatment planning, giving you and your patients the EDGE in treating their prostate cancer.