Brachytherapy – High Dose Rate (HDR) Radiation. Vaginal Cylinder. Goal of the procedure: Brachytherapy, or internal radiation therapy, is a way of giving a higher dose of radiation to the tumor area, while sparing or reducing radiation exposure to other organs, such as the bowel or bladder. You can read more about internal. Vaginal vault brachytherapy in endometrial cancer: verifying target coverage with image-guided applicator placement. On insertion of the vaginal cylinder, if it was thought that this clamp was impeding the cylinder from reaching the top of the vagina, then the ring clamp around the cylinder was removed and a metal probe used instead of the Cited by: 11.
Brachytherapy solutions for treating gynecologic cancer The Capri Applicator is used to treat cancer of the vagina, vaginal stump, and rectum. The inflatable design of this multi- 1 GM11004760 Closed CT vaginal cylinder, 20 mm, with plastic clamping screw 1 GM11004700 Closed CT vaginal cylinder, 23 mm, with plastic clamping screw. Vaginal cylinder treatments are most commonly performed on patients who have had a hysterectomy. In this scenario the applicator has a central metallic tube in which the radioactive source will travel. The cylinder is inserted into the vagina and will remain there for the duration of the treatment. Typically, the total preparation and treatment time for the first day is a couple of hours while.
The source is then retracted back into the afterloader, the vaginal cylinder is removed and then the patient goes home. When the patient comes back for her subsequent treatments a repeat CT scan does not need to be performed and she will just proceed with having the applicator placed and then receiving the radiation treatment. Cervical cancer. HIGH-DOSE RATE (HDR) Brachytherapy Implant for the Cervix or Endometrium (Tandem and Cylinder) Printable PDF Version. Your radiation oncologist has ordered high dose rate brachytherapy (bray-key-THAIRuh-pee) to treat your cancer. This procedure delivers a high dose of .
This is called vaginal brachytherapy. A source of radiation (a radioactive material) is put into a cylinder (called an applicator) and the cylinder is put into the vagina. (It feels a lot like a snug tampon.) The size of the cylinder and how much radiation is in it depend on each case.Last Revised: February 29, 2016. Jun 30, 2012 · Purpose. Standard treatment plan libraries are often used to ensure a quick turn-around time for vaginal cylinder treatments. Recently there is increasing interest in transitioning from conventional 2D radiograph based brachytherapy to 3D image based brachytherapy, which has resulted in a substantial increase in treatment planning time and decrease in patient through-put.Cited by: 2.