Let's get Personal
Enhance your prostate radiation treatment plan with the only rectal spacer that can be tailored to your anatomy. We call it personalized spacing.
If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we know you have important decisions to make regarding your treatment plan. There are several treatment options available. Radiation therapy is one option that can be highly effective at improving your prognosis and quality of life post treatment.
as part of their treatment.2 But, there are potential side effects. Radiation beams can negatively affect healthy tissue nearby, which can result in short and long-term side effects.
In rectal spacing, an even, symmetrical implant provides the most complete protection against unwanted radiation exposure.3 Barrigel gives the physician effective and proven control over the shape and placement of the implant.4* The result is an implant personalized to the unique contours of your anatomy.1
Barrigel is the first and only hyaluronic acid rectal spacer. Made from a highly compatible, natural substance that is fully absorbed by the body over time, the gel implant is designed to provide protection throughout the duration of your radiation therapy.
* Data from the Barrigel Pivotal Study analyzed using the same methodology as the Fischer-Valuck study.
- Mariados NF, Orio PF III, Schiffman Z et al. Hyaluronic acid spacer for hypofractionated prostate radiation therapy: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Oncol. 2023: e1-e8.
- Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. 2023. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/managing-cancer/treatment-types/radiation/basics. Accessed July 6, 2023.
- Williams J, Mc Millan K, Bolton D et al. Hyaluronic acid rectal spacer in EBRT: Usability, safety and symmetry related to user experience. J Med Imag and Radiat Sci. 2022;53:640-647.
- Fischer-Valuck BW, Chundury A, Gay H, Bosch W, Michalski J. Hydrogel spacer distribution within the perirectal space in patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer: Impact of spacer symmetry on rectal dose reduction and the clinical consequences of hydrogel infiltration into the rectal wall. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017;7(3):195-202.