sealed radioactive source


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sealed radioactive source

A generic term for any form of therapeutic radiation which is enclosed in delivery devices (cylinders, pellets, pins, plaques, rods, tubes, and wires), and left in place either temporarily (Sr/Y90, Ru106, Cs137, Ir192) or permanently (I125, Pd103, Au198).
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(154) International Atomic Energy Agency, Reducing Risks in the Scrap Metal Industry: Sealed Radioactive Sources, Vienna, Austria, September 2005, p.
(62) See International Atomic Energy Agency, "International Catalogue of Sealed Radioactive Sources and Devices (ICSRS)"; and U.S.