Modulated Electron Bolus

In complex treatment cases that require modulated boluses, outdated methods were delivering low dosages to the target volume or compromising healthy tissues. Adaptiiv's modulated electron bolus enables cancer centers to produce boluses of varying thickness resulting in vastly improved dose distributions.

All in One Solution


Software

Software

Our software can convert DICOM data taken from patient CT scans and turn them into a digital model which can be printed, no matter how large, small, or complex. There is no intensive training required to use our software enabled solution which fully integrates with existing treatment planning systems.

Hardware

Hardware

We provide the 3D printers and materials, or centers can even use their own. Centers never need to outsource patient data in order to create the devices. When the hardware is combined with our software, centers can care for patients entirely in-house and adapt to treatment changes quickly. Plus, our printers go through a rigorous QC process adapted for printing medical devices.

Printed

Printed Materials

Our 3D boluses are created to conform perfectly to individual body shapes. Our recommended filaments go through a QC process unique to printing accessory medical devices. In addition, we take pride in printing our devices from recycled plastic. We also track inventory and restock materials so centers and patients worry about what's most important.

Breaking With Tradition

In the past, centers have needed to manually create modulated boluses to accommodate for the contours of the patient's anatomy or tumour volume which is time consuming and less accurate. This not only presents a challenge to the device's durability (in the case of wax moulds), but also makes it difficult to achieve an ideal dose distribution and protect healthy tissues.

What We Improved

Construction Of The Bolus

Construction Of The Bolus

To be able to target each patient's PTV, we needed a device that offered the durability of a Uniform Thickness Bolus, but with the ability to fluctuate in thickness that molding wax offered.

Our modulated electron bolus is printed in tissue-equivalent materials that offer superior durability, no matter the thickness or thinness required. Most patients often use the same bolus for the entirety of their treatment, reducing the risk of infection and lowering procedure cost. In addition, centers are able to care for patients immediately in-house and adapt to treatment changes quickly.

Simplified Production

The time and difficulty it takes to create a conventional modulated electron bolus means very few centers have the necessary resources or experienced staff required.

Adaptiiv's all-in-one solution includes easy to use software and hardware. Once a staff member can create a Uniform Thickness Bolus, graduating to modulated electron boluses requires just a few extra software steps. The printing process is the same.

Simplified Production
Automated Modulation Of Electrons

Automated Modulation Of Electrons

Conventional modulated boluses were never able to achieve optimum thickness or thinness in the correct areas, leading to sub-optimal treatment.

By importing each patient's treatment plan through our point and click software, the ray-tracing algorithms embedded within the module evaluate the distance between the PTV and prescription isodose line to create a bolus that provides optimal dosimetry.

Optimal Dosage

Conventional modulated electron boluses were never able to achieve optimum thickness or thinness in the correct areas, leading to sub-optimal treatment.

By importing each patient's treatment plan through our point and click software, the ray-tracing algorithms embedded within the module evaluate the distance between the PTV and isodose line to create a bolus that provides optimal dosimetry.

Optimal Dosage
Reduced Hot Spots

Reduced Hot Spots and Preservation of Healthy Tissue

Because conventional boluses were unable to achieve optimal PTV coverage, some areas below the bolus received higher than ideal dosage also known as "hot spots".

Because the modulated electron bolus is able to successfully conform to the PTV, the occurrence of hot spots has been reduced.