Rectal gas, peristalsis, and breathing result in internal movement of the prostate. The ImmobiLoc® Prostate Immobilization Device immobilizes the Prostate internally, allowing for more accurate and reproducible treatment.Radiation Therapy technology uses sophisticated systems to deliver radiation to the prostate while minimizing the dose to the surrounding healthy tissue, such as bowel, bladder, urethra, and rectum. Clinicians take great care to keep the patient still during radiation treatment so the radiation is delivered directly to the prostate and not the surrounding healthy tissue. Rectal gas and peristalsis (wave like muscle movements of the bowel), result in internal movement during treatment. Clinicians utilize the ImmobiLoc® Prostate Immobilization Device, also referred to as an Endo Rectal Balloon, to stabilize the prostate and account for internal movement related to rectal gas and peristalsis
What Should I Expect
The balloon tip is actually smaller than a Physician’s finger routinely used for digital rectal exams, and therefore the discomfort is minimal. Most patients describe the experience as a light pressure sensation once the balloon is inflated.
The balloon insertion only takes a few minutes. Once the balloon is inserted, the healthcare provider will inflate to a prescribed fill volume, and any adjustments to the device will be made. After treatment, the device is gently removed and discarded. A rectal balloon should never be reused, as the product is cleared by the FDA as a single use only device.
Remember, the positive effects the ImmobiLoc® Prostate Immobilization Device offers far outweigh the formalities of the insertion of the device, and these balloons have been extensively studied and used for many years.
How Can I Receive ImmobiLoc® for My Treatment
As a patient, you can request the ImmobiLoc® Prostate Immobilization Device for your upcoming procedures. RadiaDyne® can assist locating a Physician in your area who uses the product.
Ask yourself why the technology is becoming the standard of care at hundreds of facilities.