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    Rhode Island Hospital

    APC Building

    Providence, RI 02903

    866-401-0002

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    The Miriam Hospital

    164 Summit Avenue

    Providence, RI 02906

    866-401-0002

  • Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy

  • The Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System employs a miniature x-ray tube to deliver treatment to the patient. The x-ray source generates low-energy radiation without the need for radioactive material and is used for the treatment of breast and endometrial cancers. The low exposure rate also allows staff to remain near the treatment couch during dose delivery, offering an opportunity to provide comfort and encouragement while in close proximity to the patient.

    Initially, the system used only for the treatment of breast cancer; today, additional approved uses of electronic brachytherapy include the treatment of endometrial and skin cancers.