Features & benefits

The main features of BioXmark® are:

• Liquid

• Sticky and soft iodine based marker

• Non metallic

 

Feature: Liquid

ClaimBenefit
Injectable with thin needles up to 25GLess risk for procedure related complications
such as bleeding and pneumothorax
Adaptable marker sizesMeeting different needs for marker sizing.
Adaptable also during implantation
Implantation of multiple markers in the
same procedure
Less risk of procedure related complications
Applicable in soft tissue including organs
in the thoracic, pelvic and abdominal regions
One marker to cover a wide range of cancers
such as lung, esophagus, rectum and bladder cancer
Implantable with flexible scopesImplantation with flexible scopes gives
accessibility across multiple cancer locations
Implantable with standard equipmentNo need for additional training nor for special equipment
Fast and easy implantation procedurePotential to save time

Feature: Sticky and soft iodine based marker

ClaimBenefit
BiocompatibleHas an acceptable biological safety profile
Adaptive to surrounding tissue Low risk of tissue damage
Positionally stable during
treatment planning, treatment
and follow-up
Enables precise target localization during
treatment planning, treatment and follow-up
Visible on ultrasoundUltrasound guided implantation ensures higher precision of
marker placement and verification of marker location
Radiopaque, visible on X-ray
(2D X-ray, fluoroscopy, CT, CBCT)
Visibility on X-ray enables high precision
in treatment planning, treatment and follow-up

Fluoroscopy guided implantation ensures higher precision during
marker placement and verification of marker location
Visible on MRIMR visibility enables high precision during
treatment planning, treatment and follow-up

Fusion of CT and MR images enables high precision during
treatment planning, treatment and follow-up
Visible for minimum 2 monthsRemains visible during treatment and follow-up

Feature: Non metallic

ClaimBenefit
Low dose perturbationCompatible with proton radiation therapy
Low level of artifactsThe low level of artifacts supports:
- Precise treatment planning and image guided treatment
- Fusion of CT and MR images
MR safeNo marker displacement by MR fields

These 17 claims translate into the following main benefits of BioXmark®:

• Customizable implantation
• Positional stability and visibility
• Photon and proton radiation compatibility