Published in Cancer Weekly, December 8th, 2009
This new technology, called DVS® or Dose Verification System, is an implantable dosimeter that allows doctors to measure the precise amount of radiation delivered to tumors and surrounding tissue. The device is the first of its kind in the United States, and the small thin capsule - about the length of a dime - can typically be inserted inside the patient in less than 15 minutes.
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