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Mohammadi M, Ghahremani A. The Production of Iridium-192 for Brachytherapy in Iran Atomic Energy Agency. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci. 2002; 9 (1)
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-759-en.html

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          Iridium-192 is one of the radioactive materials used in Brachytherapy
   in the treatment of tongue, lip, skin, prostate, breast and brain cancers.
   Different forms of Iridium-192  are used in Brachytherapy. This study was
   performed in order to produce Iridium-192 for the above mentioned uses in
   Iran.

          This research was carried out on two kinds of Iridium-192 wire using
   facilities available at the Iranian Atomic Energy organization. Activation of
   wire was done based on standards for employing Brachytherapy in the
   atomic reactor of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization. In this study
   Kerma scan system was used to examine the properties of the materials.

          Results of this study showed that thermal neutron flux, geometric position
   of wire model during thermal neutron flux and sample constancy when
   activating wires by neutron radiation play a fundamental role in the activity
   homogeneity of the sample wire lengh and its activities.

          Regarding the  results, Iridium-192, can be produced for Brachytherapy
   uses in the Iran Atomic Energy Organization.  At present this material is
   employed in Brachytherapy in the institute of cancer and Jorjani hospital
   (Tehran).
 

     
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Special

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