RadPointer® probes are ultrasensitive intraoperative probes for oncological radio-guided surgery. These probes help surgeons locate cancer tumors, metastases and sentinel lymph nodes labelled with radiopharmaceuticals, without unnecessarily damaging healthy tissues. Radpointer® system consists of a hand-held, compact, wireless probe and software that can be used on any computer.
No control unit
|RadPointer-Beta is primarily intended for use in combination with PET to localize tumour and determine resection margins in-vivo and ex-vivo. It is sensitive only to positrons, which have very short range in tissue (1-5 mm, depending on the type of positron-emitting isotope), therefore has a very thin (and relatively fragile) entrance window.|
The main parts of the RadPointer-Beta are:
|RadPointer-Gamma has exactly the same construction, with the exception of the front tip (a different layout of the detector assembly and additional tungsten collimator for elimination of scattered background). It has a stainless steel front window, therefore is more robust mechanically.|
The main parts of RadPointer-Gamma are: