Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A brachytherapy apparatus includes a distal support member and a proximal support member movable relative to the distal support member. The apparatus includes a plurality of elongate treatment members having distal first locations coupled to the distal support member, proximal second locations coupled to the proximal support member, and pathways between the proximal second locations and the distal first locations adapted to receive one or more radiation sources. Each of the treatment members is movable between a generally straight configuration and a curvilinear configuration. An expandable member encloses and provides a spatial volume for the plurality of the treatment members and is adjustable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8348825

Publication Date

1-8-2013

Assignee(s)

Varian Medical Systems UK Limited; Varian Medical Systems Haan GmbH

Application Number

12/495234

Filing Date

June 2009

Primary Class

600/6

Secondary Class

600/3

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

Share

COinS