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CT/MR Slessinger Board for HDR Brachytherapy

CT/MR Slessinger Board for HDR Brachytherapy
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946-004

CT/MR Slessinger Board for HDR Brachytherapy

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CT/MR Slessinger Board for HDR Brachytherapy

 

• CT and/or MR Compatible

• Easy to clean

 

The Slessinger Board is a padded sliding board that is CT and MR compatible. It is designed to facilitate HDR brachytherapy, specifically for pelvic treatments. The patient can be transferred onto the board from the operating room couch and remain on the board in recovery, during imaging for planning and until the HDR treatment is given. The intent is to minimize patient movement to ensure that the imaging for planning is not compromised by patient leg movement prior to treatment and thus delivering the treatment plan faithfully. The legs are slightly elevated, affording ready access to the perineum and preventing applicators from resting against anything. Leg elevation is maintained with the use of two (2) tightening knobs at the end of the elevation panels. Transfers on and off  CT/MR/simulator couches are relatively easy due to the smooth plastic bottom surface and side handles. The board is also very useful when a patient is transferred via ambulance from the surgical facility to the treatment facility.

 

The CT/MR Slessinger Board V2.0 for HDR Brachytherapy has the additional benefit of having a hinged flexisplit to allow raising the head when on a stretcher. This version also includes heel cushions for additional patient comfort.


Image guided HDR brachytherapy is gaining in prominence. Prostate and gynecological applications are reliant on patient stability and comfort between the acquisition of imaging for planning and treatment. Although the Slessinger Board was devised to facilitate precise prostate HDR brachytherapy its application for image guided GYN HDR is also very significant with increasing reliance on DVH analyses. The concept of limiting rotation of a multichannel APBI balloon is yet another possible application, by avoiding the patient walking between imaging and treatment prior to each treatment fraction. The rationale and description of the Slessinger Board has also been described in the Brachytherapy Journal article by Slessinger, entitled "Practical considerations for prostate HDR brachytherapy,"  published early in 2010.


The Slessinger Board can be easily cleaned with non-caustic germicidal cloths or sprays. Patients may not be carried on the Slessinger Board, but rather are transferred directly from one support to another. The Slessinger Board can also be used with the optional stretcher (Item #183-010). 

 

Optional Items: Stretcher, TBI/HDR Transportable, MR Safe  Item #183-010

 

MR Safe

Specifications:

Item 946-004 - CT/MR Slessinger Board V2.0 for HDR Brachytherapy

Base Dimensions: 21" W x 72" L x 0.75" T (53.3 x 183 x 1.9 cm)
Base Material: Corrugated polypropylene
Pad Dimensions: 20.5" W x 69" L x 1.5" T (52.3 x 175 x 3.8 cm)
Pad Material: Vinyl coated closed cell foam

Weight Limit: 350 lb (159 kg)

Assembled Board Weight: 26 lb (11.8 kg)


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