iridium-192


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iridium-192

[i′rid·ē·əm ¦wən¦nīn·tē′tü]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive isotope of iridium with a 75-day half-life; β and γ radiation; used in cancer treatment and for radiography of light metal castings.
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As a result of the mishap radioactive particles escaped from the isotope handling cell and contaminated the laboratory, which was involved in producing radioactive sources containing iridium-192.
Since April 1998, the firm has been marketing cobalt-60, iridium-192, strontium-89, barium-133, and nickel-63.
These efforts have provided isotopes like Cobalt-60 for treatment of inoperable vascular deformities and brain tumors, and Iridium-192 for radiography research, along with other materials.
The cargo, which was sent by the Swedish high-tech company Studsvik AB to a US company that packages radiation sources for industrial use, contained pellets of the radioactive material Iridium-192.
Afterward, they irradiated one of those two segments in each animal with iridium-192, a gamma-ray-emitting isotope.
Best Medical currently manufactures Iridium-192 sources for cardiology applications for Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company.