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Title: Radial dose function of a 90Sr 90Y seed in water and A150: Comment on Calibration and characterization of beta-particle sources for intravascular brachytherapy
Author: Asenjo, J.
Fernández Varea, José María
Sánchez-Reyes, A.
Wang, C.-K.
Keywords: Mètode de Montecarlo
Física mèdica
Montecarlo method
Medical physics
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Abstract: Intravascular brachytherapy with beta sources has become a useful technique to prevent restenosis after cardiovascular intervention. In particular, the Beta-Cath high-dose-rate system, manufactured by Novoste Corporation, is a commercially available 90Sr 90Y source for intravascular brachytherapy that is achieving widespread use. Its dosimetric characterization has attracted considerable attention in recent years. Unfortunately, the short ranges of the emitted beta particles and the associated large dose gradients make experimental measurements particularly difficult. This circumstance has motivated the appearance of a number of papers addressing the characterization of this source by means of Monte Carlo simulation techniques.
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It is part of: Medical Physics, 2002, vol. 29, p. 2737-2738
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ISSN: 0094-2405
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