BrachyDOSE is a tool that enables oncology doctors to provide more accurate and successful treatments in high dose brachytherapy procedures for breast, cervical and prostate cancer patients. The device measures radiation dose during brachytherapy procedures to provide scientifically based data directly to treatment planning software to reduce under and over dosing. Brachydose has a laboratory tested prototype which is undergoing pre-clinical studies at National Cancer Institute of Lithuania.
BrachyDOSE is made of two separate parts, the radiaon dose measurement tool called dosimeter (hardware) and collected data management system (hardware + soware). The dose measurement tool is in a shape of flexible tube, is disposable and must be used single me for every single procedure. For one procedure 1 to 5 of them could be used according to doctors prescripon and specific treatment plan.
Dosimeters are placed into one or a few standard implantable tubes near the tumour or at a specific place chosen by oncologist before radiotherapy treatment. Then, measurement tool measures the actual dose all along the radiaon source path moving towards the tumour and surrounding ssue. It sends radiaon dose data to doctors computer and treatment modelling system. The treatment plan is improved instantly. After the treatment the dosimeter is removed from the organ together with standard implantable tubes. Dosimeter could be scanned by dose reader if its needed to archive the data.
BrachyDOSE value to client:
- Highly personalised
- Simple to use
- Provides real time measurement
- Highly compatible with standards radiotherapy devices
- Reduces the overall treatment costs
- Does not need the calibration