brachytherapy

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brachytherapy

[¦brak·i′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Radiation treatment using a solid or enclosed radioisotopic source on the surface of the body or at a short distance from the area to be treated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Vascular brachytherapy is currently the only treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating bare-metal stents that develop in-stent restenosis.
We continue to make progress in pursuing new applications of our core technology, such as use of vascular brachytherapy in peripheral artery disease, arterial-venous dialysis graft stenosis, and the treatment of vulnerable plaque.
The principal investigator is Professor Erich Minar of the University of Vienna, a leading expert in the use of vascular brachytherapy for treatment of peripheral vessels.
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