dismiss

Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. May 1st. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Pediatrics
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Rad Oncology Homepage

Fivefold difference found in Medicaid reimbursements for radiotherapy May limit access to healthcare, especially in rural areas

Trends in radiation oncology workforce potentially threaten rural patients, says study More radiation oncologists leaving, fewer coming in to rural areas

Varian showcases first preclinical findings of Flash therapy trial Reductions in radiation lung fibrosis and dermatitis

Female oncologists submit fewer charges, paid less than male Study bases findings on Medicare records

Four considerations before embarking on a carbon therapy center The next frontier in improving cancer care

Q&A with Scott Warwick, executive director of the National Association for Proton Therapy Find out what to expect at the year's biggest proton therapy industry event

New approach identifies lung cancer patients most likely to respond to chemotherapy Combines radiomics and CT image assessment

Aussies and Americans develop 3D models for assessing impacts of radiotherapy Test different levels and types of radiation

Law in Ontario prevents cremation of brachytherapy patients Experts call for eliminating the law, as it deters patients from lifesaving treatment

IBA tech plays first-time role in flash therapy demonstration Supports eventual integration of flash as clinical treatment

Simplicit90Y facilitates the design of
more personalized planning for
radioembolization treatments

FDA approves Mirada Medical's Simplicit90Y Dosimetry software

by John R. Fischer , Staff Reporter
The FDA has given thumbs-up to Mirada Medical for the launch of its Simplicit90Y dosimetry software across the U.S.

Designed in collaboration with BTG for personalized treatment of patients with liver cancer, the solution speeds up dosimetry planning and improves workflow of Y90 TransArterial Radioembolization, a form of treatment in which doctors use a catheter to deliver tiny glass spheres of Yttrium-90 (Y90) radiation directly into cancer cells of the liver where they become permanently lodged and continued to deliver radiation to the tumor over the course of several weeks.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



"TheraSphere Y90 glass microspheres are specifically engineered to deliver high doses of radiation to liver tumors while sparing normal tissue," Mirada Medical told HCB News. "The result is a powerful, targeted and well-tolerated therapy that may lead to patients becoming eligible for curative therapies."

Performing a TheraSphere procedure requires merging data sets from multiple types of imaging modalities to develop a treatment plan and calculate the appropriate dose of TheraSphere. Simplicit90Y does this through its digital processing, review and reporting of medical images, creating a streamlined, single interface in which users can incorporate multimodal images, and use automated and semi-automated tools for segmentation, manipulate data and expedite analysis.

It also offers data display, quality control, image manipulation and quantification analysis, all of which help to standardize and create reproducible dosimetry planning for more consistent and personalized treatment based on an individual patient's needs, as well as post-treatment validation for the assessment of the absorbed dose delivered to the patient.

"The software should be of interest to providers looking to optimize radioembolization therapy," said Mirada Medical. "It allows them to offer patients a personalized treatment, but can also help improve the efficiency and consistency of treatment."

A recent study found radioembolization to be an effective option for treating children with hard-to-reach liver cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy and cannot be surgically removed to help improve survival time.

In the U.S., TheraSphere is approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for use in radiation treatment or as a neoadjuvant to surgery or transplantation in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who can have placement of appropriately positioned hepatic arterial catheters. The device is also indicated for HCC patients with partial or branch portal vein thrombosis/occlusion, when clinical evaluation warrants the treatment. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.

The system is cleared for use in Canada and is CE marked. It is approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption in the U.S. for use in radiation treatment; as a neoadjuvant to surgery or transplants in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), who are approved for placement of appropriately positioned hepatic arterial catheters; and for HCC patients with partial or branch portal vein thrombosis, when warranted by clinical evaluation. The effectiveness of the device for this last use has not been demonstrated.

BTG plans to showcase it from March 23-28 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) congress in Austin.

Rad Oncology Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED