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FDA Approves Sensus SRT-100 for Keloids

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 5, 2013 at 8:54 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
The FDA has given the nod to Sensus Healthcare (Boca Raton FL) to start the marketing of its SRT-100 superficial radiotherapy system for the treatment of keloids, or scar tissue which takes shape over a wound after injury or surgical procedures. The system is employed for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers.
 FDA Approves Sensus SRT-100 for Keloids
FDA Approves Sensus SRT-100 for Keloids
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The SRT-100 employs superficial X-rays to deliver radiation to the surface of the skin and this does not cause any pain. Anesthesia is also not required while using this system.

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"Painful and potentially disfiguring keloid scars are very difficult to effectively treat by surgery or other means due to recurrence rates as high as 45 to 100%. Studies show that the use of adjunctive radiation therapy can dramatically reduce the rate of recurrences," said Mark S. Nestor , MD, PhD of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement in Aventura, FL.

SRT-100™ is the perfect treatment method for non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids, with its SharpBeam™ technology. This system ensures that only the targeted lesion is treated and the surrounding and underlying healthy tissue is not touched.



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