Xoft gets CPT code approval

August 2007
Medical Device Daily;8/6/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 148, p4
The article reports that Xoft has received a common procedural terminology (CPT) code approval for its electronic brachytherapy from the American Medical Association. Electronic brachytherapy is a form of high-dose rate radiation therapy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. Xoft is the maker of the Axxent electronic brachytherapy system. According to Xoft, the decision is an important step in accelerating the adoption of Axxent system. Information on CPT codes is presented.


Related Articles

  • Swedish study helps usher in a new treatment era. Ziegler, Jan // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/4/94, Vol. 86 Issue 9, p656 

    Highlights findings on the effectiveness of lumpectomy in treating early breast cancer. Comparison of group that received postoperative radiation with the irradiated group; Recurrence rate; Costs of radiotherapy.

  • ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium.  // Medical Device Daily;9/10/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 194, p7 

    The article reports on data issued by Xoft on a study showing the effectiveness of its Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System, an X-ray-based, non-isotopic treatment, for adjuvant therapy for early-stage breast cancer. The findings were presented during the 2008 American Society of...

  • Treatment Guidelines and Techniques in Delivery of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy in Management of Operable Breast Cancer. Pierce, Lori J. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;2001, Vol. 93 Issue 30, p117 

    Radiation therapy has been shown to statistically significantly reduce the risk of locoregional recurrence in high-risk patients with operable breast cancer following mastectomy and systemic therapy. Recent trials have also demonstrated a significant survival benefit following radiotherapy in...

  • Adoption of IMRT for breast cancer raises concerns. Lee, Percy // Hem/Onc Today;5/25/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p33 

    The author comments on a study published by B. D. Smith and colleagues in the April 2011 issue of the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute" on the pattern of use and billing for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for breast radiation therapy.

  • Hypofractionated radiation equivalent to standard radiation for breast cancer at 10 years.  // Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p26 

    This article focuses on a study which examined local recurrence and survival outcomes in women with breast cancer and treated with hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation.

  • Skin Dosimetry in Radiotherapy of Breast Cancer: a Comparison between EBT and EBT3 Radiochromic Films. M. T., Bahreyni Toosi; N., Mohamadian; M., Ghorbani; F., Khorshidi; F., Akbari; C., Knaup // Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering;Jun2016, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p51 

    Objective: Radiochromic EBT3 film is a later generation of radiochromic films. The aim of this study is to compare EBT and EBT3 radiochromic films in radiotherapy fields of breast cancer. Methods: A RANDO phantom was irradiated by a 6 MV Siemens Primus linac with medial and lateral fields of...

  • Male breast carcinoma: radiotherapy contributed to favorable local control in two cases and related literature review. Min Liu; Qiang Wang; Bin Liu; Ling Gao; Di Wu; Shuo Yang; Bailong Liu; Lihua Dong // European Journal of Medical Research;11/26/2015, Vol. 20, p1 

    Male breast carcinoma (MBC) is rarely encountered in clinical practice. Due to its paucity, our knowledge of MBC only rely on small or single-institutional studies and sporadic cases. The current guidelines for MBC are extrapolated from its female counterparts Rudlowski (Breast Care (Basel)...

  • A novel technique for post-mastectomy breast irradiation utilising non-coplanar intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Koshy, M.; Zhang, B.; Naqvi, S.; Liu, B.; Mohiuddin, M. M. // British Journal of Radiology;Oct2010, Vol. 83 Issue 994, p874 

    The aim of this study was to investigate if non-coplanar intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the post-mastectomy setting can reduce the dose to normal structures and improve target coverage. We compared this IMRT technique with a standard partial wide tangential (PWT) plan and a...

  • OC 2: Hypofractionated radiation therapy in the management of breast cancer: Experience of Radiotherapy Department of the National Institute of Oncology of Rabat, Morocco. Afif, Mohammed; El Majjaoui, Sanaa; El Kacemi, Hanane; Kebdni, Tayeb; Benjaafar, Noureddine // Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal;2015 Supplement, Vol. 4 Issue S1, pS15 

    Purpose: Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in Morocco with more than 5000 cases every year. Radiation therapy constitutes an important arm in its management, and the hypofractionated regimen represents a good alternative, it has demonstrated its effectiveness in local control, with a...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics