Designed to provide enhanced dose build-up for photon and electron energies.
Superflab is exceptionally elastic, conforming to patient contours, while maintaining uniform thickness.
Optimal Dose Build-Up for Radiation Therapy
Superflab increases the targeted radiation dose during photon and electron treatment by providing scattering of the beam and build-up of the radiation dose at the skin surface. The material was designed to conform completely to a variety of uneven surface geometries, eliminating air gaps and further dose absorption.
Proven Clinical Usage
The dosimetric properties of the Superflab bolus material have been tested superior to polystyrene, the previous gold standard in bolus material, when using both photon and electron beams energies. The specific gravity of Superflab is very similar to that of water at 1.02, approximating tissue-equivalence closer than polysteyrene, resulting in broad clinical acceptance. Therefore, Superflab found wide acceptance in radiotherapy clinics worldwide.
Superflab is made of a proprietary synthetic gel, resulting in a molded material that does not suffer inelastic strain from normal stresses. Consequently, Superflab does not have to be bagged or wrapped in plastic film to maintain its shape during treatment.
Choice of Different Sizes and Thicknesses
To optimally support dose build-up for varying surface contours and target volumes, Superflab is offered in several sizes from 30 cm x 30 cm up to 50 cm x 120 cm. In addition, thicknesses of 0.2 cm to 4.0 cm are available.