THE
PROCEDURE

A SPACER IS USED TO CREATE DISTANCE
between the prostate and the rectum, minimising the chances of damage to the rectum from radiation
  • Barrigel is typically placed at the same time as fiducial markers under anaesthesia.
  • Spacing procedures are performed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, or doctors’ offices prior to the start of radiation treatment.
  • Barrigel is custom-sculpted to your anatomy by your physician using a medical imaging device called transrectal ultrasound (TRUS).

BARRIGEL CAN BE EASILY VIEWED DURING PLACEMENT ON ULTRASOUND.1

Your surgeon can use the imaging, during the procedure, to direct and guide placement of the gel to achieve optimal placement and fit.


Procedural TRUS Imaging

REFERENCE: 1. Struik GM, Pignol JP, Kolkman-Deurloo IK, et al. Subcutaneous spacer injection to reduce skin toxicity in breast brachytherapy: a pilot study on mastectomy specimens. Brachytherapy. 2019;18(2):204-210.