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  • n. light radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 60 days; used as a tracer in thyroid studies and as a treatment for hyperthyroidism

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  • Ionizing radiation can also come from industrially produced radioactive materials (such as iridium-192); nuclear medicine (such as thyroid cancertreatment with iodine-131 and thyroid scans using iodine-125, or bone scans using technetium-99m); biological and medical research using carbon-14, tritium, and phosphorus-32; the nuclear fuel cycle (producing fission products such as cesium-137 and activation products such as cobalt-60); and production and testing of nuclear weapons.

    Public Health Statement for Ionizing Radiation

  • Tiny iodine-125 capsules known as "seeds" are placed in specific positions in the prostate, ensuring that the dose is optimally distributed within the target tissue, without exposing the surrounding organs.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The Company's brachytherapy product line includes its palladium-103 TheraSeed www.theraseed.com, and the iodine-125 based devices I-Seed and OncoSeed™, all of which are used primarily in the minimally invasive treatment of localized prostate cancer.

  • "We are excited to offer our customers our industry-standard iodine-125 based OncoSeedTM and RAPID Strand ™ brands, as well as the leading palladium-103 brand in TheraSeed®," stated Thomas Barker, Urology Product Leader for GE and General Manager of Oncura.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • To create their loaded nanotubes, the investigators prepare a mixture of carbon nanotubes and sodium iodide made from radioactive iodine-125 inside a silica ampoule and heated it to

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • An NRC investigation, prompted in part by internal VA reports of recurring errors, found that contract doctors working at the hospital had placed the brachytherapy iodine-125 pellets incorrectly or in incorrect amounts in nearly 100 prostate cancer procedures between 2002 and

    Scientific American

  • For example, iodine-125 radiolabeled anti-claudin-4 antibody has been employed for imaging pancreatic cancer using gamma scintigraphy and single-photon emission computed tomography / computed tomography

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

  • All the patients were undergoing brachytherapy, a complicated treatment that involves implanting iodine-125 seeds in the prostate to destroy cancer cells.

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

  • ® device (www. theraseed.com) and I-Seed, an iodine-125 based device, which are used primarily in the minimally invasive treatment of localized prostate cancer.

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  • The brachytherapy business manufactures and markets its premier product, the palladium-103 TheraSeed® device www. theraseed.com) and I-Seed, an iodine-125 based device, which are used primarily in the minimally invasive treatment of localized prostate cancer.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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