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.
Novoste Corporation, based in Atlanta GA, develops advanced medical treatments for coronary and vascular diseases and is the worldwide leader in vascular brachytherapy. The company's Beta-Cath(TM) System is commercially available in the United States, as well as in the European Union and several other countries.
Because the RDX is a platform technology that is scalable in diameter, we can potentially treat both large and small vessels and may have the ability to treat a broader range of patients than some of the other vascular brachytherapy devices and other restenosis technologies.

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