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CURRENT ISSUETHE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING

A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Affiliated to the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and to the International Research Group of Immunoscintigraphy
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 2,413

Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN 1824-4785

Online ISSN 1827-1936

 

The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2009 June;53(3):311-16

TREATMENT OF HCC AND LIVER METASTASES BY MEANS OF RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY 

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Yttrium-90 radioembolization using Thera- Sphere® in the management of primary and secondary liver tumors

Riaz A. 1, Lewandowski R. J. 1, Kulik L. 2, Salem R. 1

1 Department of Radiology Section of Interventional Radiology Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
2 Department of Medicine Division of Hepatology Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Locoregional therapies, such as transarterial chemoembolization, radioembolization and thermal ablation (e.g., radiofrequency ablation) are establishing their roles in the management of liver malignancies. With yYttrium-90 radioembolization therapy (90Y) radionuclide labeled microspheres are injected into the tumor feeding artery. This allows the delivery of a high radioactive dose to the tumor with minimal toxicity to normal tissues. 90Y has demonstrated to be safe and effective in the management of liver tumors. Authors present a review of the literature available for the use of TheraSphere® for radioembolization in the management of liver tumors.

language: English


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