University of Wisconsin–Madison

Elekta Flexitron Remote Afterloader

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Image courtesy of Elekta Inc., 2017

Summary

The Elekta Flexitron Remote Afterloader is used to insert a radioactive source directly into a tumor, where it stays for a short time. This form of treatment delivers a precise, localized dose of radiation while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.

Technical Specifications

The Elekta Flexitron Remote Afterloader is designed to simplify and enhance High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatments using Iridium-192. The Flexitron system features an efficient interface, high spatial precision, and up to 40 treatment channels for the largest treatment volumes.

Locations

We have Flexitron systems located in two operative treatment suites at University Hospital.

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