CivaString®

CivaString

CivaString_Flex

The polymer-encapsulated CivaString

The CivaString LDR sources are color coded based on the customized activity levels ordered

CivaString is a unique linear, polymer-encapsulated, low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy source used to treat localized, solid tumors. The CivaString source features 103Pd along the full length of the device which is contained using low-Z polymers. The polymer construction and linear radioactive distribution of the CivaString creates a very homogenous dose distribution that has advantages for patients.

Most radioactive seeds are encapsulated in metal; CivaString is unique in its polymer encapsulation. CivaString fits into the current brachytherapy seed regimen for treating prostate and other localized cancers; however, the product’s properties are being advantageously used to generate new, customized treatment plans.

CivaString treatment plans offer several advantages for the radiation oncologist, medical physicist and patient. CivaString treatment pre-plans generally reduce the number of needles1.

1www.cancer.org
2www.cancer.gov

 

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