Transbronchial radioactive implantation using a Flexible Injector System. An improved technique for endobronchial brachytherapy

Bharat B. Mittal*, John Parsons, John Webster, Melvin Deutsch

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Abstract

A new implantation device for endobronchial brachytherapy is described. This implantation system is flexible and can be easily passed through the suction channel of a flexible bronchofiberscope (FBF) for radionucleide implantation of the tumor. All four patients implanted using this system, experienced excellent palliation of their symptoms. We think that the flexible system described is an improvement over the rigid system for endobronchial implantation in most patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • Endobronchial brachytherapy
  • Flexible Injector System
  • Radioactive implantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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