eBx® for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Breast brachytherapy using the Xoft® System is a form of electronic brachytherapy (eBx®) designed to simplify radiation treatment for early stage breast cancer patients using Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) or Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI).

IORT

IORT is a form of brachytherapy where radiation is delivered within the surgical cavity. Breast IORT is a radiation treatment delivered as a single radiation dose at the time of breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy). During IORT, a balloon and miniature x-ray source are temporarily placed inside the surgical cavity to deliver prescribed, targeted radiation directly to the site where cancer is most likely to reoccur.

Is IORT Right for Me?

IORT is not right for everyone. A discussion with your surgeon about Breast IORT, as well as other treatment options, is necessary to determine if you are a candidate. Some of the advantages of IORT for early stage breast cancer are:

See patient brochure for additional important information.

APBI

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) is another form of electronic brachytherapy that delivers radiation directly to the tumor bed, the part of the breast at highest risk for recurrence. Similar to conventional external radiation treatment, APBI is used as follow-up treatment to surgery. While conventional external beam radiation treatment requires five to seven weeks of daily treatment, APBI offers radiation in just ten treatments over the course of five days.

See patient brochure for additional important information.

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Patient Perspective – IORT

Xoft IORT Procedure (Animation)

Candidates for IORT

A discussion with your surgeon about IORT, as well as other treatment options, is necessary to determine if you are a candidate.

See our patient brochure for the advantages of IORT for early stage breast cancer and additional important information on IORT.

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All Xoft treatments must be performed with a thorough knowledge of radiation physics, proper planning, dosimetric calculations and knowledge of radio-biological effectiveness; therefore, we require that a radiation therapist/oncologist administer the use of the Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System. We do not support the use of the Xoft System by anyone other than radiation professionals (trained and certified). We rigorously enforce this, as patient safety and efficacy is preeminent to us.

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