LONDON, September 9, 2016

BTG Launches βETA™ Radiation Safety Programme, to Reduce the Risk of Radiation Exposure for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

BTG plc, an international specialist healthcare company, today announced the launch of the βETA™ Radiation Safety Programme, a new initiative designed to reduce the risk of radiation exposure when performing selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with 90Y microspheres. Developed in collaboration with global experts, including Professor Jacob Kamen of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, the βETA™ Radiation Safety Programme analyses current practise and exposure risk, and provides recommendations to improve safety for healthcare professionals and patients.

The βETA™ Radiation Safety Programme, launching at the 2016 CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) International Conference in Barcelona, Spain is a new online resource featuring a range of educational tools and materials on radiation protection, health and safety. Uniquely, the resource provides users with proprietary audit tools to assess the risk of radiation exposure associated with selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with 90Y microspheres. It offers advice and guidance on reducing exposure levels for healthcare professionals and patients pre, during and post procedure. In addition, the βETA™ Radiation Safety Programme includes a collaborative feedback tool for users to add best practice experience, ensuring the resource is continually updated and expert knowledge is shared.

“With the rapid pace of development of new radiation treatments, there is a real need for education on best practice which is current to treatments being used today, such as SIRT,” said Professor Jacob Kamen, Chief Radiation and Laser Safety Officer, Associate Professor of Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, US. “This need for continual education requires a resource that is easy to access at any time, from anywhere, and is updated regularly. The development of the βETA™ Radiation Safety Programme is informed by expert views from many of the leading global experts on radiation risk, and has been designed to ensure that this expert knowledge can be applied directly to current clinical practice.”

About BTG Interventional Medicine

BTG Interventional Medicine is part of BTG plc, a growing international specialist healthcare company. As medicine moves from major surgery to minor procedure, from the systemic to the local, no company endeavors to do more than BTG Interventional Medicine to help doctors in their quest to see more, reach further and treat smarter.