Design of an Yb-169 source optimized for gold nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy

Francisco J. Reynoso, Nivedh Manohar, Sunil Krishnan, Sang Hyun Cho

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Abstract

Purpose: To find an optimum design of a new high-dose rate ytterbium (Yb)-169 brachytherapy source that would maximize the dose enhancement during gold nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy (GNRT), while meeting practical constraints for manufacturing a clinically relevant brachytherapy source.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101709
JournalMedical physics
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Yb-169 source
  • brachytherapy
  • gold nanoparticles
  • radiation therapy

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