Our goal at Xstrahl is to inspire science and advance care by helping clinical and research teams treat and investigate chronic conditions – including cancer – with radiation. For more than 25 years, Xstrahl has been shaping the development of superficial and orthovoltage radiation therapy and advancing preclinical radiation research.
Clinicians in cancer care centers, dermatology offices, and other medical treatment facilities who use Xstrahl equipment can often treat certain skin cancers and benign diseases with low-energy X-ray therapy.
The Value of Low-Energy Radiation Therapy
Radiotherapy provides an alternative to surgical treatment and excision in many cases.
Treatments are delivered on a comfortable couch or while sitting down, in case mobility is an issue.
Patients who may be concerned about possible surgical scarring, functional, or wound healing may prefer X-ray therapy.
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Read our FAQ
We have prepared a short FAQ to help address some commonly asked questions about low-energy radiation therapy. This material is for informational purposes only. It does not replace the advice or counsel of a doctor or health care professional. You should consult with, and only rely on, the advice of your physician or health care professional.
What is Radiation Therapy?
How does Radiation Therapy work?
What is Superficial Radiation Therapy?
What types of disease can be treated with Superficial Radiation Therapy?
For non-melanoma skin cancer, patients with basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, radiotherapy provides an alternative to surgical treatment and often minimizes scarring. Radiation therapy provides a good treatment option in a dermatology setting when surgery is not preferred, as it offers outcomes comparable to surgical excisions with low complication rates. Radiation therapy can also be used for post-operative keloid treatment and other benign conditions such as Dupuytren’s contracture and Ledderhose disease. Slightly higher energy devices deliver orthovoltage radiation therapy, which can be used to treat soft tissue metastases and bony metastases for palliative purposes.
How long is a typical treatment with Xstrahl technology?
Why choose Xstrahl technology?
Radiation therapy is a painless, non-surgical treatment for many types of conditions with less cosmetic damage and relatively short office visits. Depending on your particular medical condition, you may want to consider radiotherapy because it is a better type of treatment in certain situations. If you’re concerned about possible surgical scarring, functional deficit, or wound healing, low-energy X-ray therapy, such as Xstrahl technology, may be the solution for you.
What does a typical treatment involve?
What impact will treatment have on my life?
Does the treatment hurt?
Does treatment leave scars?
Xstrahl systems provide non-invasive electronic brachytherapy, superficial radiation therapy, and orthovoltage radiation therapy to treat a variety of conditions. As a result, this treatment is much less likely than surgery to cause scarring. If you’re receiving treatment for keloids, the radiotherapy will not cause additional scarring, and will make it much more likely that the keloid scar will not come back.
What are the side effects of treatment?
Any side effects from skin radiation therapy are usually limited to the area receiving therapy. These can include:
- Skin irritation, ranging from redness to peeling and scabbing over
- Changes in skin color
- Hair loss in the area being treated
Will I need follow-up treatments?
Radiotherapy tends to be applied over a series of treatments, however, once the course of treatments is over, you won’t need to have follow-up courses.
What is RADiant?
RADiant is a medical device from Xstrahl that provides low-energy X-rays in an office-based dermatology setting. RADiant offers both electronic brachytherapy and superficial radiation therapy to treat non-melanoma skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as keloid scarring. Speak to your clinician to see if RADiant is suitable for you.
What is the cure rate with RADiant?
RADiant treatments offer highly efficient cure rates. In treatments for skin cancers using superficial radiotherapy, the RADiant system is comparable to surgical excision, with 90-95 percent effectiveness. In the treatment of keloids, combined with a suitable surgical extraction, the RADiant system offers a cure rate of up to 94 percent. For more specific cure rates speak to your clinician.
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Radiation for Skin Cancer
Treat basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma with low-energy radiotherapy.