RSD Treatment Brassiere
The Treatment Brassiere dependably delivers a more uniform dose every time. It reshapes the ipsilateral breast more favorably for radiation treatments and repositions the contralateral breast away from the beams. A full brassiere library of 40 cups is available in a portable caddy for convenient, organized fitting of nearly all patients.
- Simplified application of IMRT to breast treatments
- Accurately repeats both shape and position, treatment after treatment
- Reduces dose to the lungs, heart and ribs
Modalities Intensity - Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Data on increased skin dose due to the ipsilateral cup were submitted to the FDA. These data provided a comparison of skin dose increased by the Treatment Brassiere with the increase found for various thermoplastic positioning devices on the market. The skin dose due to the cup material (0.50 mm thick for small cups to about 0.63 mm thick for very large cups) was found to be substantially less than for other positioning devices. The FDA has issued a 510 (k) Marketing Clearance for the Treatment Brassiere.
Cup Selection - Cups are divided into four groups corresponding to:
- small thoraxes (chest breadths from 27 to 32 cm)
- medium thoraxes (chest breadths from 32 to 36 cm)
- large thoraxes (chest breadths from 36 to 42 cm)
- extra-large thoraxes (chest breadths over 42 cm)
Cup selection begins by measuring a patient's chest breadth when supine and wearing her clothing brassiere. This indicates the group containing the right cup for her. The cups of the group (five each for left or right) are removed from the Treatment Brassiere Caddy and the cup making the best fit is selected. (Clothing Brassiere sizes cannot be used for cup selection because of poor correlation between clothing brassiere sizes and breast volumes.)
|Clothing Cup Size*||Observed Volume|
|A||94 - 225 ml|
|B||146 - 458 ml|
|C||267 - 835 ml|
|D||499 - 1,120 ml|
|DD||988 - 1,427+ ml|
|DDD||2,765 - 3,176 ml|
These data are based on 75 models. Some cup volumes shown are altered from other cups as required for continuous gradation.
*As reported by models.
|SKU||Product||Chest Breadth*||Breast Volume (ml)
|BR-100||Basic Brassiere Library without Caddy, 40 Different Cups||All||All|
|BR-100-TBC||Basic Brassiere Library with Caddy, 40 Different Cups||All||All|
|BR-100SL||Small Brassiere for Left Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)||27-32 cm||200, 300, 400, 500, 600|
|BR-100SR||Small Brassiere for Right Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)|
|BR-100ML||Medium Brassiere for Left Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)||32-36 cm||250, 500, 750, 1000, 1250|
|BR-100MR||Medium Brassiere for Right Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)|
|BR-100LL||Large Brassiere for Left Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)||36-42 cm||500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500|
|BR-100LR||Large Brassiere for Right Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)|
|BR-100XL||X-Large Brassiere for Left Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)||Over 42 cm||1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000|
|BR-100XR||X-Large Brassiere for Right Side Treatment Cup Group (5 Cups)|
* The Chest breadth is the Thorax width measured, using a caliper, with the patient on her back and wearing her clothing brassiere.
About this Brand
After developing the first anthropomorphic test dummy for the aviation industry in the late 1940's, the RSD team directed its impactful R & D to revolutionize healthcare diagnostic imaging with anthropomorphic phantoms. RSD diagnostic imaging phantoms are routinely used to perform quality control on imaging equipment and to train healthcare professionals in best practices. The company has become the leading supplier of QC and educational solutions for medical diagnostics and radiation therapy, featuring products such as anthropomorphic phantoms and dosimetry verification phantoms.
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Item Ships From||California|