Interstitial GYN HDR Brachytherapy

The M.A.C. Interstitial GYN Template Sets are available with connections for Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG afterloaders, Varian and Elekta/Nucletron transfer tubes.

M.A.C. Interstitial GYN Template Sets

The M.A.C. Interstitial GYN Template Set is designed to enable either a complete or targeted treatment of the vagina, cervix, endometrium or parametrium via a unique combination of a contoured template, an obturator cylinder and an optional intrauterine tube. Named for the Mick-Alektiar-Cohen collaboration, the template is available with 36 needle channels, for a variety of needle sizes. 30° and 0° intrauterine tubes and needle-only configurations enable an effective treatment of a variety of anatomies and diseases. The distribution of the concentric needle channels allows for efficient planning and treatment, while the cervical stop helps to prevent uterus perforation. Concentric needle channels provide targeted unilateral or bilaterial parametrial needle placement, fixed into place individually by locking collets. The detachable setup of the M.A.C. Interstitial GYN Template provides a quick assembly and simplifies cleaning. The titanium insert construction and collets with PPSU Body allow for enhanced stability while the keyed interfaces ensure consistent alignment of channels and needles.

Mick® FlexiGuide Needles

Mick® FlexiGuide Needles are made specifically for use with Varian remote afterloading systems. They are composed of celcon; a biocompatible plastic material provided with a sharp pencil-point. The connecting component connects the FlexiGuide Needle to the transfer tubes of the afterloader. FlexiGuide Needles provide smooth and accurate needle placement and minimal discomfort for patients. The CT compatibility provides excellent deliniation for treatment planning contouring with minimal CT artifacts. Included with each needle is a rigid stainless steel stylet which is blunt-ended. Both components must be used together during insertion. The stylet is manufactured so that when inserted in the needle, the blunt-ended tip does not touch the tip of the needle. Thus, pressure applied to the needle during Insertion is applied to the connector end (proximally) and not the tip of the FlexiGuide Needle. FlexiGuide Needles are provided as 15.5G, 0.072" diameter (1.82 mm) x 20 cm long and 15.5G, 0.072" diameter (1.82 mm) x 25 cm long and are color-coded for size variation identification. They are provided sterile and intended for single use.


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Fact sheet Mick® FlexiGuide Needles