HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy is conducted with a so-called HDR afterloader, also known as a remote afterloading system. With the help of applicators and catheters, the very small radiation source is driven from a shielded safe – located inside the afterloader – directly into or next to the tumour.
A computerised treatment planning programme calculates precisely how long the source has to stay and radiate at the so-called dwell positions before being driven back into the safe.
HDR brachytherapy can often be performed on an out-patient basis. Additionally, it is conducted in only a few fractions. This noticeably increases the patient’s quality of life.
Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG manufactures two lines of HDR afterloaders: MultiSource® and GyneSource. Both systems can be used to treat gynaecological cancers (cervix, endometrium) and other tumour sites such as oesophagus, bronchus and nasopharynx. MultiSource® is designed for the entire range of HDR brachytherapy applications, including intracavitary, interstitial, intraluminal, and intraoperative treatments, as well as surface therapy of tumours.
Apart from the complete product portfolio for the Afterloading, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG provides full on-site installation of the device, technical service, as well as a professional training for the clinic personnel.
MultiSource® is an HDR afterloader system designed for the entire range of HDR brachytherapy applications. The 40 Channel Support and the Channel Coding, as well as other features, allow the performance of even complex implants, providing optimal treatment safety. With MultiSource®, the customer has the possibility to choose either a conventional Ir-192 source or a unique, particularly cost-effective Co-60 source. The integrated In-Vivo Dosimetry System of the MultiSource® afterloader saves space and makes handling more comfortable. HDR brachytherapy can be conducted with a large variety of HDR applicators, catheters, needles and templates, all available at Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG.
GyneSource is a five channel HDR afterloader, especially developed for fast, efficient and cost-effective gynaecological brachytherapy treatments. The system also supports intraluminal treatments for oesophagus, bronchus and nasopharynx.
GyneSource can be equipped with an Ir-192 source or with a Co-60 source, as the customer wishes. A complete range of applicators is available.
Fact sheet GyneSource (EN)
Fact sheet In-Vivo Dosimetry (EN)
Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG offers a whole range of versatile applicators for intraluminal, interstitial, intracavitary and intraoperative treatments, as well as surface mould treatments.
Applicators & Accessories Catalogue (EN)