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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Flexitron is a remote afterloading platform that offers a simple, intuitive brachytherapy workflow.
In eight patients, an adrenalectomy was performed, one patient with bilateral adrenal metastasis was treated with afterloading, and one metastasis remained untreated due to severe tumor progress and reduced physical condition of the patient.
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.
- The China Food and Drug Administration has approved Swedish medical device maker Elekta's (EKTA-B.ST) Flexitron brachytherapy afterloading platform for sale and marketing in China, the company said on Thursday.
This Bolivian order also includes Elekta's Flexitron remote afterloading platform for brachytherapy delivery, an essential component in the treatment of gynaecologic cancers.