Patent Number: 8,795,146

Title: Implants including spacers for use in brachytherapy and other radiation therapy that resist migration and rotation

Abstract: A brachytherapy implant includes a plurality of protrusions to reduce a tendency of the implant to migrate and rotate within a patient's body after implantation. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to spacers that resist migration and rotation. This abstract is not intended to be a complete description of the invention.

Inventors: Lamoureux; Gary A. (Woodbury, CT), Matons; James (Newtown, CT), Johnston; Warren W. (Thomaston, CT), Bouffard; Matthew (Oakville, CT), Rice; Warren (Watertown, CT)

Assignee: Eckert & Ziegler Bebig S.A.

International Classification: A61M 36/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018