iridium-192

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iridium-192

192Ir
A radioactive isotope of iridium, half-life 73.8 days. It is commonly used in brachytherapy oncology procedures.
See also: iridium
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Electronic auction: provision of services for the maintenance of medical equipment with the supply of ionizing radiation sources (brachytherapy, ir-192, simulix evolution, plato-oncentra)
35 ounces) of Ir-192 "capsules", a radioactive isotope of iridium also used to treat cancer, a senior environment ministry official based in Basra confirmed.
Large quantities of Ir-192 have gone missing before in the United States, Britain and other countries, stoking fears among security officials that it could be used to make a dirty bomb.
com/mexico-issues-alert-5-states-over-stolen-radioactive-material-iridium-192-1884279) Ir-192 , a radioactive isotope of iridium, which is also used in cancer treatment.
A senior environment ministry official based in Basra, who declined to be named as he is not authorized to speak publicly, told Reuters the device contained up to 10 grams of Ir-192 "capsules," a radioactive isotope of iridium also used to treat cancer.
The device is used for industrial radiography and contains Iridium Ir-192.
En este trabajo se desarrolla la tecnica de peliculas radiocromicas en dosimetria de braquiterapia ocular, para un aplicador oftalmico de oro con fuentes en forma de pequenos hilos de Ir-192, motivados por el hecho de que era necesario implementar tecnicas adecuadas para la verificacion de dosis suministradas al volumen blanco; teniendo en cuenta una buena precision, sensibilidad, buena respuesta en el rango de aplicacion, versatilidad en su manejo y otras cualidades.
La tabla # 2 muestra que de un total de 101 procederes realizados, la biopsia estereotaxica permitio confirmar diagnostico en 21 pacientes; se hicieron 41 punciones y evacuacion de fluidos entre los que se encuentran las 21 biopsias estereotaxicas, 16 punciones para reinstilacion de P-32 en seis pacientes y 4 punciones para evacuacion de contenido por hiperproduccion del tumor postirradiacion en cuatro pacientes; se aplicaron 2 isotopos intersticiales de Ir-192 a los tumores con componente solido y 37 instilaciones con radioisotopo coloidal (P-32) en los cuales a 6 pacientes se reinstilo de 1-3 ocasiones.
Best also manufactures and directly distributes Pd-103, I-125, Ir-192, Au-198 and other isotopes and products for the brachytherapy market.
Newly released documents describe "the theft of a highly dangerous radioactive source of Ir-192 with highly radioactive activity belong to SGS from a depot belonging to Weatherford in the Rafidhia area of Basra province", Sputnik reported.
Invitation to tender:Delivery and installation of a radioactive source IR-192 and preventive maintenance equipment for the Clinical Hospital Sisters of Mercy