The Papillon+™ system consists of a mobile x-ray generator, work station, application related accessories and quality assurance devices. The appropriate application adaptor and associated software must be installed to facilitate use for each treatment application.
Micronode© X-Ray Generator
The Papillon+ Micronode© is a monoblock type assembly combining an x-ray tube and high voltage generator. The rod anode design of the x-ray tube makes it easy to deliver brachytherapy treatments to soft tissue tumours when difficult to access with other treatment devices. The Micronode© can accept a range of application-specific beam-conditioning accessories to adapt the system to different treatment requirements. These accessories are electronically identified, ensuring that the Micronode© has the prescribed accessories fitted before radiation can be produced.
The Papillon+ is remotely controlled from a trolley or bench mounted workstation incorporating a PC computer and touch screen display. Communication between the workstation and the Papillon+ x-ray generator is via wireless links. The wireless operation facilitates location flexibility and avoids the need for hazardous cables within the treatment room.
Prefectus Quality Assurance Device (QA)
The Prefectus QA is a quality control device designed for the Papillon+™ system. The onboard system can confirm dose, energy and beam characteristics against reference measurements. As a result, the Prefectus provides a quick and convenient means of confirming output matches reference measurements prior to treatment.
Monitus Door Warning System
The Papillon+ controlled area warning system with radiation-on alert lights and up to 8 wireless door warning units. The Monitus incorporates a wireless communication module an encrypting multiplexor, which relays warning status information with the X-ray generator, Workstation and Prefectus QA control.