afterloading


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afterloading

[′af·tər‚lōd·iŋ]
(medicine)
Placing nonradioactive holders in a patient during an operative procedure to provide radiographic information used for dosimetric evaluation, and to receive the radioactive sources during the course of postoperative treatment.
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This Bolivian order also includes Elekta's Flexitron remote afterloading platform for brachytherapy delivery, an essential component in the treatment of gynaecologic cancers.
For the clinic for radio-oncology and radiation therapy, brachytherapy at the Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann gGmbH in Potsdam, 2 electron linear accelerators with accessories, irradiation table, verification system and planning system, as well as an optional after-loading device with accessories and planning system are supplied as replacement for 2 existing linear accelerators and an afterloading device.
ST) Flexitron brachytherapy afterloading platform for sale and marketing in China, the company said on Thursday.
Results of high dose rate afterloading brachytherapy boost to conventional external beam radiation therapy for initial and locally advanced prostate cancer.
Reevaluation of hemodynamic consequences of positive pressure ventilation: emphasis on cyclic right ventricular afterloading by mechanical lung inflation.
Major advances have occurred in the radiation exposure to patients and staff and remote afterloading (Fig.
Nucletron is the world leader in remote afterloading brachytherapy, supplying the majority of all systems worldwide.
In addition to the Mobetron, Chiyoda is the exclusive Japanese distributor for Nucletron afterloading systems, and the Cyberknife, a neurosurgical radiation treatment device.
Comprehensive maintenance service team Brachytherapy afterloading high rate, Saginova, and associated modules, radiation oncology service.
The low-energy x-rays emitted by TheraSource(TM) substantially reduce shielding requirements and eliminate the need for remote afterloading equipment, creating a safer environment for hospital personnel.