Multi-Lumen Balloon Brachytherapy
Contura delivers internally targeted radiation in only five days, compared to traditional treatment every day for six to seven weeks. This breast brachytherapy delivers radiation only to the breast tissue surrounding the lumpectomy site, rather than to the entire breast. Contura allows the radiation "seed" to be placed within the lumpectomy site through five separate "lumens "or channels, not just a single channel as in previous balloon brachytherapy. This allows the radiation dose to be shaped or "contoured" to the targeted area.