Patent Number: 6,251,060

Title: Apparatus and method for temporarily inserting a radioactive source in an animal body

Abstract: A method and apparatus for temporarily inserting a radioactive source in a body. A flexible, closed-end sheath is first inserted in the body in a known way. Thereafter a radiation device having a radioactive source therein is inserted into the sheath and detachably connected to a fixing element. After a predetermined period of time, the radiation device is disconnected from the fixing element and removed from the body.

Inventors: Hooft; Eric Van't (Brasschaat, BE), Schot; Hans Martin (Veenendaal, NL), Adrianus Koster; Albert Dirk (Utrecht, NL), Johnson; Lu Anne (Zeist, NL)

Assignee: Nucletron B.V.

International Classification: A61D 7/00 (20060101); A61N 5/10 (20060101); A61N 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018