There are many barriers to building a vault for a radiotherapy suite—not least of which is expense, which can range from $1 million to $5 million.

But a new self-shielded radiotherapy device from Orbital Therapy eliminates the need for a radiation vault and protects the patient and operator from unnecessary and dangerous radiation exposure.

The newly patented device is being used in a novel modality to treat breast cancer patients with external beam radiation. The proof of concept therapy device, which allows full 360 degree access to the breast with a programmable horizontal beam, has been developed and successfully tested.


(Source: Press Release)