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Nuclear Medicine

Image: A vial of TheraSphere contains millions of microscopic glass beads containing yttrium (Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific)

Radioembolization Microspheres Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma

A selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) platform delivers radioactive glass microspheres directly to liver tumors, with minimal exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. More...
29 Mar 2021
Image: Professor Joyce Keyak, co-developer of Spine-Rad brachytherapy cement (Photo courtesy of UCI)

Radioactive Cement Safer for Spinal Tumor Treatment

Injecting brachytherapy cement into bone is a safer alternative to conventional radiation therapy (RT) for spinal tumors, according to a new study. More...
01 Mar 2021
Image: The Sensei Robotic Gamma Probe (Photo courtesy of Lightpoint Medical)

Robotic Gamma Probe Detects Cancer Intra-Operatively

A novel intra-operative probe detects sentinel lymph node (SLN) and other cancer metastases through the lymphatic system. More...
27 Jan 2021
Image: The Accuray Radixact System with ClearRT (Photo courtesy of Accuray)

Helical CT Imaging Accurately Guides Radiation Therapy

A cutting-edge imaging solution produces high quality computerized tomography (CT) scans to enhance the versatility and efficiency of radiation therapy (RT) procedures. More...
21 Jan 2021
Image: The Zeiss Intrabeam 600 IORT system (Photo courtesy of Zeiss)

Single-Dose IORT Offsets COVID-19 Compliance Issues

A long-term study show that targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is equivalent to the traditional six-week radiotherapy (RT) regimen for early breast cancer (BC), reducing potential exposure to COVID-19. More...
07 Jan 2021
Image: Images from a 54-year-old male patient with HCC who underwent TARE with UTMD. The bottom row shows B-mode ultrasound of tumor destruction at different time points after the procedure (Photo courtesy of TJU)

Microbubbles Augment RT in Liver Cancer Patients

A new study suggests that bursting gas-filled microbubbles using ultrasound waves sensitizes liver tumors to targeted radiation therapy (RT), improving overall survival. More...
31 Dec 2020
Image: Human cells treated with Selenomelanin nanoparticles (Photo courtesy of NU)

Novel Biomaterial Protects Tissues Against Harmful Radiation

A synthesized form of melanin enriched with selenium could shield human tissues from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight, according to a new study. More...
23 Jul 2020
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