Apparatus for applying a predetermined x-radiation flux to an interior surface of a body cavity

  • US 5,566,221 A
  • Filed: 07/12/1994
  • Issued: 10/15/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A kit for applying x-rays to an interior surface of a body cavity, said kit comprising:

  • A. an x-ray source guidance assembly, said assembly including;

    i. a source guidance tube extending along a central axis and having a proximal end and a distal end, said tubular element defining an interior channel extending along said central axis,ii. an inflatable inelastic balloon disposed about and extending along a portion of said source guidance tube from an intermediate point on said source guidance tube to said distal end, said balloon being affixed to said source guidance tube at said intermediate point and at said distal end, said balloon defining an interior region disposed about said portion and when said balloon is substantially fully inflated, having a predetermined surface contour and,B. an x-ray source cooperative with said x-ray source assembly tube, said x-ray source including an x-ray generator disposed of at or near a first end of an elongated tubular element wherein said first end of said tubular element is slidably positionable within said interior channel of said source guidance tube.

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