Therapeutic member including a rail used in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8187159
APP PUB NO 20090203953A1
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A therapeutic member for use in brachytherapy deliverable to an implant site by way of a needle comprises a single radioactive source encapsulated by a bio-absorbable material having an outer surface including one or more ribs encircling the single radioactive source, a leading edge endcap rib and a trailing edge endcap rib. The one or more ribs reduces a tendency of the member to migrate and rotate within a patient's body after implantation. The encapsulating material further includes a first rail formed from the bio-absorbable material extending at least from opposite sides of the outer surface of the encapsulating material along the longitudinal axis of the therapeutic member, and a second rail formed from the bio-absorbable material extending at least from opposite sides of the outer surface of the encapsulating material along the longitudinal axis of the therapeutic member, the second rail arranged in a plane substantially perpendicular to a plane in which the first rail is arranged.

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THERAGENICS CORPORATIONBUFORD, GA51

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bouffard, Matthew Oakville, US 10 78
Johnston, Warren Thomaston, US 9 66
Lamoureux, Gary A Woodbury, US 48 566
Matons, James Woodbury, US 12 78
Rice, Warren Watertown, US 15 111

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