SpaceOAR Vue™ Hydrogel

Radiopaque Perirectal Spacer for Radiation Therapy

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Edward Soffen, MD
SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel
SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel in applicator
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Edward Soffen, MD, speaks about SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel.

SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel is the next-generation hydrogel spacer that offers enhanced visibility via CT scan, designed to help physicians improve contouring accuracy and consistently position patients receiving prostate cancer radiation, as compared to SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel.1

Key Resources

Scan. See. Plan. Treat. All via CT.

SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel in different image modalities.

T2-weighted MRI

T2-weighted Magnetic
Resonance images*

T2-weighted MRI

Computed Tomography image*

T2-weighted MRI

kV Cone-beam Computed Tomography image
(first fraction)*

T2-weighted MRI

kV Cone-beam Computed Tomography image
(last fraction)*

Benefits

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Optimize dosing plan

Visibility of the gel on a CT scan designed to help to reduce under- or  over-contouring of the prostate and rectum for improved accuracy, as compared to SpaceOAR Hydrogel, and helps optimize treatment planning.1,2

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Streamline workflow

Treatment planning can be done using CT only, reducing the need to acquire, reference and fuse MR and CT images to aid in visualization of the target region enabling appropriate patient positioning for radiation treatment using kV cone-beam CT.1

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Treat more patients

The radiopacity may provide a suitable imaging option to MRI for patients with implanted metallic devices.1

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*Jeff Michalski, MD (2020).  Permission granted by Washington University Imaging.

1. Data on file with Boston Scientific.
2. Xu H, Gordon JJ, Siebers JV. Coverage-based treatment planning to accommodate delineation uncertainties in prostate cancer treatment. Med Phys.2015 Sep;42(9):5435-43.

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

CAUTION: The law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Indications, contraindications, warnings and instructions for use can be found in the product labeling supplied with each device. Information for use only in countries with applicable health authority registrations. This material not intended for use in France.

Products shown for INFORMATION purposes only and may not be approved or for sale in certain countries. Please check availability with your local sales representative or customer service.

SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels are intended to temporarily position the anterior rectal wall away from the prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer and in creating this space it is the intent of SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the anterior rectum.

As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels. Potential complications associated with SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels include, but are not limited to: pain associated with SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels injection; pain or discomfort associated with SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels; needle penetration of the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; injection of SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels into the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; local inflammatory reactions; infection; injection of air, fluid or SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels intravascularly; urinary retention; rectal mucosal damage, ulcers, necrosis; bleeding; and rectal urgency.

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