Planting platinum seeds to transform treatment

Made-in-Ottawa platinum seeds are improving an already incredibly powerful and precise radiosurgery treatment system for tumours in the head, neck, and organs, such as lungs and liver.

The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

 

For tumours in the head and neck, or in organs that move constantly, like the lungs, kidneys, and liver, platinum seeds, about one third the size of a grain of rice, are implanted around a tumour. The seeds improve the CyberKnife robot’s accuracy in delivering precise doses of radiation by helping its software detect and track the motion of the tumour. These made-in-Ottawa platinum seeds are improving an already incredibly powerful and precise radiosurgery treatment system for tumours in the head, neck, and organs, such as lungs and liver.

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The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Platinum Seeds, Cancer
Platinum seeds, a third the size of a grain of rice, are improving the accuracy of CyberKnife treatments.

The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

The Ottawa Hospital is providing advanced treatment of benign and malignant tumours in inoperable places with state-of-the-art technology for the best possible patient outcomes.

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