Medspira Breath Hold has been successfully used in radiation therapy (RT) programs nationwide for procedures involving the chest and upper abdomen. Breath Hold helps patients achieve the reproducible breath-hold points and the consistent shallow breathing that can potentially enable greater precision in targeting treatment areas as well as enhanced imaging for therapy planning.Integrate Respiratory Control into Your Program Today
If your facility relies on free breathing for challenging RT procedures, Medspira Breath Hold provides an important new option, making it easier than ever before to integrate respiratory control into your RT program. The device is simple to use and affordable - many patients report feeling empowered through their active involvement in breathing control and the therapy process. Lightweight and portable, Breath Hold can be shared among therapy suites. Technologists learn to use the device in a matter of minutes.Benefits Over Gating and Compression
If your facility currently uses gating technologies to compensate for breathing motion, Breath Hold may significantly accelerate procedure time - benefitting both workflow and patient care - while supporting a highly consistent and predictable breathing pattern for most patients. Additionally, compared to respiratory compression devices, Breath Hold provides a high degree of patient comfort and reliability.Enhanced Precision for Left Side Breast Cancer Therapy
Numerous studies have shown that during radiation therapy for left side breast cancer, reproducible breath-hold techniques support consistent positioning of the tumor to minimize radiation dose to the heart. With Breath Hold, every radiation therapy site can help provide these patients with the carefully targeted treatment they need.Keeping Technicians Informed in Real Time
A remote Breath Hold display that operates through protective bunkers enables technicians in the control room to follow the patient’s breathing motion in real time.