• Title/Summary/Keyword: Coronary brachytherapy

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Options in Intracoronary Radiation Therapy (관동맥혈관 내 방사선 근접 치료: 치료 방법의 비교와 선택)

  • Moon, Dae-Hyuk;Oh, Seung-Jun;Lee, Hee-Kyung;Yi, Byong-Yong;Kim, Eun-Hee;Park, Seong-Wook
    • 대한핵의학회:학술대회논문집
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    • 1999.05a
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    • pp.209-221
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    • 1999
  • Coronary restenosis is still regarded as Achilles' Hill of interventional cardiology despite relentless efforts of many investigators. Recent experimental and clinical studies have suggested that both gamma and beta radiation can reduce restenosis after angioplasty. Currently, intracoronary brachytherapy for the prevention of restenosis has become a new evolving treatment modality in interventional cardiology. This report discusses a physical aspect of gamma and beta radiation, initial clinical results and delivery systems used in intracoronary brachytherapy. We shall take a brief overview of methods and their advantages in intra-coronary brachytherapy. Future work should provide further insight for the best way of treating restenosis.

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