SHAPING BETTER PROTECTION.
Now you can achieve precise, dynamic spacing for optimal coverage from apex to base. Sculptability enables you to place spacing material where you want throughout the procedure, creating a shape tailored to your patient’s anatomy, and allowing you to build customized space to protect healthy tissue during radiation therapy.
Unlike current PEG hydrogel spacers that polymerize within 8-15 seconds,2-4 Barrigel remains in gel form throughout the entire procedure. This allows for the time necessary to create an implant that is customized to your patient’s anatomy without the pressure of time constraints.
Apex to base coverage
THE PRECISION YOU NEED.
Barrigel remains malleable. This characteristic increases the opportunity to achieve optimal coverage during the spacing procedure by providing the ability to sculpt from the base to the apex as needed. Most importantly, it enables precise spacer placement without the worry of rapid polymerization.
Enhanced TRUS visibility
THE DIFFERENCE IS CLEAR.
Image-guided spacing is made easier with Barrigel, which features enhanced ultrasound visibility. Barrigel appears hypoechoic on ultrasound so you can clearly see the space created and adjust the spacer shape and volume in real time.
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- Montoya J, Gross E, Karsh L. How I do it: Hydrogel spacer placement in men scheduled to undergo prostate radiotherapy. Can J Urol. 2018;25(2):9288-9293.
- Boston Scientific. SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel: Advancing radiation therapy – SpaceOAR™ Vue across different radiation modalities, (2021).
- Dempsey PJ, Power JW, Yates A, et al. Creation of a protective space between the rectum and prostate prior to prostate radiotherapy using a hydrogel spacer. Clin Radiol. 2022;77:e195-e200.