With the balloon implant, safe dose escalation and hypofractionation are finally possible, dramatically decreasing the chances of patient G2 rectal toxicity and improving biochemical tumor control.
- Safe distance for dose escalation
A safe 1.8 cm distance between prostate and rectum is created enabling dose escalation and hypofractionation. This dramatically reduces the risk for radiation-related complications.
- Visible under CT, Ultrasound and MRI
Balloon boundaries are highly visible under any imaging modality.
A confined structure with a defined volume enables reproducible separation.
Simple transperineal deployment is possible under local or general anesthesia.
No need to remove the balloon surgically as it biodegrades within six months from implantation.