Game Changing Technology

The advances of 3D-CRT, IMRT and more recently IG-IMRT have significantly reduced rectal irradiation during PCa radiotherapy. To put things into perspective, over the last 20 years the median rV70 has dropped from 22% to 2.5% today, when using IMRT with SpaceOAR Hydrogel.

Reduction in Rectal Dose Over Time
Rectal V70 Data, 79.2Gy x 44 Fractions

Reduction in rectal radiation dose

 

Anatomy With and Without SpaceOAR

Sagital Pre - The prostate and the rectum are adjacent to one another; SpaceOAR provides an added 1/2 inch of space
Sagital Post - The prostate and the rectum are adjacent to one another; SpaceOAR provides an added 1/2 inch of space

The prostate and rectum are adjacent to one another; SpaceOAR hydrogel provides an added 1 cm of space.

 

SpaceOAR System: Best Care Today and Enabling Advanced Protocols:
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Dose Escalation

Reference: http://www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016(15)00430-7/pdf