selective internal radiation therapy


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selective internal radiation therapy

Abbreviation: SIRT
The treatment of solid internal organ tumors with radioactive microspheres injected directly into the target tissue, or bound to substrates that the target tissue preferentially takes up from the blood.
Synonym: radioembolization; selective internal radiotherapy
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Table 1: Laboratory examinations of an asymptomatic 59-year-old man with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma treated with selective internal radiation therapy with Y-90 resin microspheres.
Wheeler et al., "Yttrium-90 microsphere- selective internal radiation therapy with chemotherapy (chemo-SIRT) for colorectal cancer liver metastases: an in vivo double-arm-controlled phase II trial," American Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) or trans-arterial radio-embolisation using Y-90-labelled microspheres is a treatment option for patients with unresectable primary and secondary liver malignancies.
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), also known as radio-embolization, is a proven technology for inoperable liver cancer that delivers doses of radiation directly to the site of tumors.
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) or transarterial radio-embolisation using Y-90-labelled microspheres aims to selectively target radiation to all liver tumours while limiting the dose to normal liver parenchyma.

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