Navigation Links
Florida Medical Device Manufacturer Announces New Product Release for Radiation Therapy
Date:9/12/2011

SANFORD, Fla., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- .decimal, Inc. (pronounced dot decimal), an innovative manufacturer of patient-specific medical devices for radiation therapy, announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market electron apertures for use with Varian treatment machines.  These devices are now available to radiation oncology centers across the U.S. and Canada.  

Electron apertures -- also known as electron 'cutouts' by radiation therapy departments -- are medical devices required for the targeted delivery of electrons to patients in radiation therapy.

As a medical device, an electron aperture is a metal tool featuring an opening through which a radiation beam passes during the delivery of electrons to a patient with a tumor, as in the case of neck and head or breast cancer.

Hospitals and cancer centers across the U.S. will order electron apertures via the internet and receive the devices already in the mold frames within 24 to 72 hours from receipt of an order.

By providing custom-made electron apertures to radiation oncology centers, .decimal® helps these facilities reduce the cost of maintaining an on-site mold room, which can add to the department or facility's costs.

"At .decimal®, our staff excels at the development of radiation therapy devices based on our customers' needs," said Richard Sweat, President and CEO of .decimal, Inc. "We are energized that the release of Electron Apertures can eliminate the need to handle toxic materials like Cerrobend at medical facilities."

Cerrobend is an alloy composed of cadmium, lead and tin which can be shaped at relatively low temperatures, but releases toxic fumes that, when produced at a medical facility, have the potential for affecting clinical personnel thus requiring expensive ventilation systems.

With this solution, .decimal® provides radiation therapy facilities the ability to focus on treating patients, rather than manufacturing medical devices.

From its primary manufacturing center in Central Florida, .decimal, Inc. operates over 30 Mazak precision-milling machines managed by a team of custom manufacturing professionals with over two decades of experience.

Since 1986, .decimal® has manufactured over 150,000 patient-specific devices for cancer treatment centers across the United States and Japan -- a proven track record that continues to serve its customers with a variety of FDA-compliant custom medical device manufacturing services.

For more information about .decimal® Electron Apertures and other medical devices, visit http://www.dotdecimal.com/products/ElectronAperture.

About .decimal, Inc.

.decimal® is a medical device manufacturer of patient-specific radiation therapy devices including BolusECT® compensators for electron conformal therapy, missing tissue compensators, modulators for advanced Solid IMRT® delivery, and apertures and range compensators used in proton therapy. .decimal® has been serving radiation oncology professionals and their patients for 25 years in the U.S. and is currently expanding its markets to cancer patients on a global scale.

For more information on .decimal®, please visit http://www.dotdecimal.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE .decimal, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Saving Lives of Florida Residents Who Develop Skin Cancer Each Year: The Key is Early Detection and Treatment
2. Nobel Laureate Dr. Gunter Blobel to Speak at Florida Atlantic University
3. Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Approval of its Disinfectant by the State of Florida
4. CVBT Opens Florida and Arizona Sites for Its ACORD Phase II Heart Trial
5. St. Anthonys Hospital Offers First Ambient MRI In Florida
6. New Florida Law Allows Use of Instant Drug Tests On the Job Site
7. Access MediQuip Moves Company Headquarters to Lake Mary, Florida
8. Prescription Assistance Arrives in Jacksonville, Florida
9. Varian Medical Systems Showcases Advanced Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy Products at ACRO 2010, February 25-27, Florida, Booth No. 34-35
10. IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates Partners with The University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Health
11. Alliance Imaging Offers Mobile Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Imaging to its Florida Customers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):