N.J. cancer center tracks rad dose post-treatment

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John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., is implanting a wireless radiation sensor, known as DVS (Dose Verification System) from Sicel Technologies, in prostate cancer patients treated with radiation oncology.

The center’s radiation oncologists can now receive data immediately post-treatment on the amount of radiation being delivered to tumors and surrounding tissue for prostate cancer treatments, according to the provider.

The DVS sensors—2.1mm in diameter and 20mm long—are implanted and gather data on the precise amount of radiation being delivered to the tumor. Wireless technology transmits the information to a hand-held monitor and the amount of radiation absorbed is read at the end of each of the daily treatments, the cancer center said.