Cervical cancer is the seventh most common cancer diagnosed worldwide. The cervix is prone to movement. Changes in target position and shape may be caused by rectum- and bladder-filling changes, but may also be due to tumor shrinkage during radiotherapy. Fiducial markers are therefore useful to guide both external-beam and internal radiotherapy (brachy). However, traditional markers have a tendency to migrate and fall out of the vaginal wall and cervix while Gold Anchors expand outside the needle and anchor in the tissue.
“We are using Gold Anchors to achieve a more reliable localization over time for our gynecology patients.”