Advanced Radiation Centers becomes first on Long Island to use the Contura™ Multi-Lumen Balloon (MLB), by SenoRx. The system is more versatile than other balloon catheters that are used to deliver partial breast brachytherapy, including Mammosite.
The current standard of care for treatment of breast cancer following lumpectomy is whole breast radiation. This requires the patient to return to the radiology suite daily for five to eight weeks.
SenoRx has developed Contura™, a multi-lumen radiation balloon applicator for accelerated partial breast irradiation. The radiation balloon uses vacuum to remove excess fluid and to adhere closely to often irregularly shaped lumpectomy cavities in order to deliver precise radiation dosing through multiple seed lumens. Treatment time is reduced to days versus weeks, and accurate, targeted radiation dosing decreases potential recurrence of cancer cells in the lumpectomy site.
With our advanced multi-lumen design, more accurate treatment is achieved. Certain patients who are presently candidates for balloon therapy are currently excluded because of the location of the lesion relative to their breast size. Our multi-lumen approach offers a solution to this problem.