Intraoperative Radiation Therapy System
Mon, 01/14/2008 - 5:25am
Mobetron is the first OR-ready, fully mobile, self-shielding intraoperative radiation therapy system light enough for use in a standard operating room. Mobetron administers a powerful and precise dose of radiation directly to affected tissue, virtually eliminating damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The device can be wheeled between existing surgical suites without the need for costly renovations and treats a wider variety of cancers. It is the ultimate form of physician-guided radiation therapy (PGRT) as physicians are able to physically determine and treat the area at risk during surgery. Patient benefits include shorter treatment cycles, better tumor control, fewer side effects and increased survival rates.