The Treatment Brassiere dependably delivers a more uniform dose every time. It reshapes the ipsilateral breast more favorably for radiation treatments and repositions the contralateral breast away from the beams. A full brassiere library of 40 cups is available in a portable caddy for convenient, organized fitting of nearly all patients.
Data on increased skin dose due to the ipsilateral cup were submitted to the FDA. These data provided a comparison of skin dose increased by the Treatment Brassiere with the increase found for various thermoplastic positioning devices on the market. The skin dose due to the cup material (0.50 mm thick for small cups to about 0.63 mm thick for very large cups) was found to be substantially less than for other positioning devices. The FDA has issued a 510 (k) Marketing Clearance for the Treatment Brassiere.
- Simplified Application of IMRT to Breast Treatments.
- Accurately repeats both shape and position, Treatment after Treatment.
- Reduces dose to the Lungs, Heart and Ribs.
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Cups are divided into four groups corresponding to small thoraxes (chest breadths from 27 to 32 cm), medium thoraxes (32 to 36 cm), large thoraxes (36 to 42 cm), and extra-large thoraxes (over 42 cm).
|Clothing Cup Size*
||94 - 225 ml
||146 - 458 ml
||267 - 835 ml
||499 – 1,120 ml
||988 – 1,427+ ml
||2,765 – 3,176 ml
These data are based on 75 models. Some cup volumes shown are altered from other cups as required for continuous gradation.
*As reported by models.
||Specify Breast Volume
||Basic Brassiere Library with Caddy, 40 different cups
||Basic Brassiere Library without Caddy, 40 different cups
||Extra Large Group
||Over 42 cm