Radiotherapy, Research, Nuclear ….
TrueInvivo’s high performance micro silica bead TLDs are excellent for radiation dose measurements for many medical applications including in radiotherapy, in industrial and academic research, in nuclear safety, in food irradiation, in blood bank sterilisation and many others.
Radiotherapy in Practice
Radiotherapy clinicians carefully calculate and test radiation treatment for each cancer patient. For external beam therapy the calculated radiation beams are directed at the tumour from the best and safest angles. Great care is taken to minimise hitting the surrounding healthy tissue and especially the patient’s critical organs. But, despite all the care, between 10% and 25% of radiotherapy patients worldwide do get damaged.
The problem is how to measure what actually happens in the body during radiotherapy, including in brachytherapy when radiation sources are inserted into the patient. No one can see what has been hit. No one knows the effects until the patient reports problems weeks or months later.
TRUEinvivo detectors measure the dose and spread of the radiation received at the site of a tumour. Immediately after the first session, the clinician can check for accuracy and, if necessary, adjust for the next dose. No more waiting for weeks. Far less unintended damage.
Micro Silica Bead Research
In industry or in academia it takes years to develop new uses of brilliant technical discoveries like that of the radiation sensitivity of silica beads. At Trueinvivo we have been researching that area already for many years and we can help you to kick start your investigative projects in the areas you know so well. We provide calibrated characterised micro silica bead TLDs, we provide micro silica bead arrays and (soon’ish) automated bead array readers. Talk to us about how we can help you now.
Other industries …..
The efficient and accurate detection and measurement of radiation is vital in many industries such as nuclear decommissioning, food irradiation and blood bank sterilisation. Trueinvivo’s micro silica beads and bead arrays provide the building blocks for such high performance measurements. We provide calibrated characterised micro silica bead TLDs, we provide micro silica bead arrays and (soon’ish) automated bead array readers. Talk to us about how we can help you now.