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Catheters, Bronchial, Brachytherapy

Definition : Bronchial catheters designed for brachytherapy treatment of major bronchi. These catheters are usually of a single-lumen radiopaque design and are inserted through the working channel of a flexible bronchoscope into the affected bronchus. The catheter is left in position and (after the extraction of the bronchoscope) connected via an external tube to a remote afterloading brachytherapy system that delivers the high-dose radioactive source through the catheter to an area near the tumor. The source (e.g., iridium 192) is usually welded to a stainless steel wire that is advanced into the catheter in fixed steps called dwell positions. Frequently, several catheters are used simultaneously in each treatment. Brachytherapy bronchial catheters are used to treat malignant tumors in bronchi but not those in the pulmonary tissue.

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

UMDC code : 20939

   

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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 Canada Inc

Varian Medical Systems Canada Inc

Varian Medical Systems Deutschland GmbH

Varian Medical Systems Deutschland GmbH

Varian Medical Systems Inc

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

Varian Medical Systems International AG

Varian Medical Systems International AG

Varian Medical Systems Nederlands bv

Varian Medical Systems Nederlands bv

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