I would say that the device provides capability to significantly reduce the dose to the rectum, which should provide an added margin of safety beyond what can be achieved by even the most sophisticated radiation delivery techniques.
Mitchell S. Anscher,
Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, VCU School of Medicine
I experienced and implanted BioProtect’s biodegradable balloon device. The implantation procedure is easy to learn and to perform. Our implanted patients were very satisfied having no post-implant side-effects. From a radiation therapy treatment planning point of view there is a clear benefit in terms of enlarged distance between the dorsal part of the prostate and the ventral rectal wall.
Gyoergy Kovacs
M.D., Professor of Radiotherapy & Head Interdisciplinary Brachytherapy Unit University of Luebeck