[ RadSafe ] Researcher finds revolutionary way to treat eye cancer

Alston, Chris ALSTONCJ at gunet.georgetown.edu
Tue Aug 31 12:16:55 CDT 2010


That is what I assumed.  And it is a wonderful, probably game-changing idea (given that the trials support it).  Bear in mind that I-125 seeds are about an effective energy of 28 keV; Pd-103 seeds are about 21 keV.  So, it is hard to see that the technique would be useful for medium-E photons.  I wonder if it would not be useful for beta emitters though;  there should be minimal bremsstrahlung.


From: "Brennan, Mike (DOH)" <Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV>
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) MailingList 
<radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Sent: Mon, August 30, 2010 10:12:23 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Researcher finds revolutionary way to treat eye cancer

Interesting.  I assume it works by increasing the density of the fluid inside 
the eyeball, thus providing more absorption of the radiation before it reaches 
other structures.  

CONFIDENTIAL: The information contained in this communication,
including its attachments may contain confidential information and
is intended only for the individual (s) or entity (ies) to whom it
is addressed . The information contained in this communication may
also be protected by legal privilege , federal law or other
applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient of this
communication , you are hereby notified that any distribution,
dissemination or duplication of this communication is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please
immediately delete and destroy all copies of this message and
please immediately notify us of the error by separate communication
. Thank you. 

More information about the RadSafe mailing list