The Papillon+ is a portable x-ray generator system producing 50 kVp x-rays for x-ray brachytherapy clinical applications. Through the use of interchangeable filtration, alongside specially engineered treatment applicators, the Papillon+ output can be modified for a number of clinical applications. In future Ariane Medical Systems Ltd. will look to develop the device for the following treatment modalities, including general IORT, Head & Neck and Intra-vaginal applications.
Because Papillon+ radiation characteristics mimic Ir-192 at short distances. Therefore the output is ideally suited to post-operative vaginal cuff treatment. Ariane Medical Systems propose the development of A “step and shoot” technique. Providing delivery of a uniform axial dose via a disposable applicator system.
As with the current IORT Breast application, the Papillon+ offers simple and accurate means of delivering a local “boost” treatment during surgery. Which can complement regional external beam radiation therapy.
The 17mm thick, 20cm long X-ray tube (micronode) offers unique possibilities for intra-operative treatments.
Further developments by Ariane will focus on production of oblique IORT applicators, which will facilitate access to the most difficult treatment sites.
Head and Neck
The ability of the Papillon+™ X-ray brachytherapy system to operate at both 30 & 50 kVp, with and without filtration offers future possibilities for bespoke treatment planning solutions for head, neck and intra-oral cancers.
Ariane Medical Systems Ltd
151 Mansfield Road
Alfreton DE55 7JQ United Kingdom