Skin Cancer Medical Physics

X-ray Brachytherapy Skin Treatment

A new name for a technique that offers the advantages of Ir-192 Brachytherapy and Contact X-ray therapy.

Beam characteristics are readily optimised for each application and of course the use of low energies minimises radiation protection requirements.
An extended treatment distance is used for large planar field sizes and to achieve increased % dose beyond 10 mm.

50 kVp 0.5-0.7 mm Al HVL.

Applicators from 10 – 40 mm diameter are available.

Skin Graph

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