vascular brachytherapy


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vascular brachytherapy

Temporary implantation of radioactive material within the lumen of a blood vessel. It is used to prevent blood vessels opened by stents or other invasive cardiovascular procedures from closing again after invasive cardiovascular procedures, e.g., stent placements.
See also: brachytherapy
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The patients were randomized to treatment with a paclitaxel-eluting stent or vascular brachytherapy using any Food and Drug Administration-approved, [beta]-source radiation system.
Hospital Center, and a pioneer in the development of vascular brachytherapy.

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