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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Anthony Armini, President and CEO of Implant Sciences Corporation, said, "The Iridium-192 system has been shown to be very effective in reducing restenosis and is expected to receive FDA approval in the very near future.
The study "Comparison of Tumor and Normal Tissue Dose for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Using an Electronic Brachytherapy eBx Source and Iridium-192 Source," compared treatment plans for patients treated with Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) using the Axxent System as adjuvant therapy for early stage breast cancer with treatment plans prepared from the same CT image sets using an Iridium-192 (Ir-192) source.
High dose rate Iridium-192 from a Nucletron micro-Selectron-HDR(R) remote afterloader is then inserted down and into each catheter, where it remains next to the tumor site for a specified amount of time, delivering a precise dose of radiation.
This new system uses the gamma-radiating source Iridium-192 (Ir-192).