BRACHYTHERAPY RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE HALF-LIVES (Board Review)

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BRACHYTHERAPY RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE HALF-LIVES (Board Review)
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2014-04-21 18:58:54
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BRACHYTHERAPY RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE HALF-LIVES (Board Review)
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  1. I-131
    8 days

    Thyroid treatment-ingested
  2. Cesium-137
    30 years

    • LDR
    • MOST COMMONLY USED FOR GYN cancers
  3. Iridium-192
    • 74 days
    • *advantage-less shielding for personnel

    • HDR: Prostate, breast, lung, gyn
    • TEMPORARY IMPLANT
  4. Palladium-103
    17 days

    • LDR: Prostate
    • Permanent implant
  5. Radium-226
    1626 years


    seeds, needles

    • LDR/ICA/Interstitial
    • Earliest, and once the most commonly used
    • OBSOLETE
  6. I-125
    60 days

    LDR Prostate
  7. Au-198  (Gold)
    2.7 days

    • Original prostate seed implants-No longer used for prostate(I-125, Pa-103)
    • seeds
    • permanent implants
  8. Strontium-90
    29 YEARS

    • Pytergium
    • temporary contact

    (Cesium 137 and Strontium 90 both around 30 years-remember tht because of connection to eyes when you usually get glasses around age 30...SEE(as in eyes)sium- 137 and Strontium-90(used for eye treatment)
  9. Strontium-89
    • 50 days
    • used for bone mets
  10. Phosphorus-32
    intrpleural, intraperitoneal instillations
  11. Co-60
    5.26 years
  12. Iodine-125 or Palladium-103
    Used for prostate seed LDR

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