The Features of AccuBoost
The Features of AccuBoost are Focused on Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer
As a targeted approach to the delivery of either the boost to the tumor bed or definitive 5-10 day treatment– also known as APBI, the AccuBoost Technique has a number of attractive features.
Superior real-time mammographic images for excellent targeting:
Real-time mammographic images allow the radiation oncologist the ability to accurately locate the target area with confidence in every treatment session.
Non-Invasive, yet conformal brachytherapy dose:
The applicators have undergone extensive testing with excellent quality control to consistently and reliably deliver the dose.
Sparing dose to the heart and lungs:
The shielded AccuBoost Applicators allow delivery of the full dose to the target tissue while attenuating dose to healthy tissue, the heart, lungs, and contralateral breast.
The AccuBoost Technique allows substantial schedule flexibility as Boost dose can be delivered prior to, during or after WBI. For APBI, treatment is typically offered on a once-a-day or twice-a-day format over 5 or 10 days.
Multi-function single platform:
- Imaging (mammography imaging to identify the tumor bed)
- Immobilization (to minimize breast motion during treatment)
- Treatment – an immobilized breast allows the option of minimal margins and smaller treatment volumes
“The benefit [of AccuBoost] is that we can assure the accuracy of boost dose on a daily basis. The daily procedure takes about 20-25 minutes.”Douglas Arthur, M.D.