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Title: SU-E-T-41: A Method for Performing An In-House Batch Assay of I-125 Seeds Used for Prostate Implants

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this work is to evaluate a method for confirming source strength of I-125 seeds in a bulk assay while maintaining sterility and time efficiency. Methods: The I-125 seeds used in this study (STM 1251, Bard Brachytherapy, Inc.) were available as loose seeds or linked in 3, 4, or 5 seed configurations. A third party 10% assay (NIST traceable) is provided. Source strengths ranging from 0.395 to 0.504 U were available for this study. A stand was built out of aluminum to hold an exposure meter (Inovision (Fluke) 451P) at 25 cm above the I-125 sources to measure the exposure rate. Three different seed configurations were measured: loose, linked, and loaded needles (Bard FastFil Seed Implant Needle). The measurements were made in an operating room, and a sterile sheet was used under the non-sterile aluminum stand. Seeds and needles were placed in a sterile tray. Results: One hundred forty-two loose seeds in 5 batches (0.395, 0.395, 0.409, 0.444, 0.444 U/seed) and 902 seeds in 7 batches containing various strands (0.444, 0.444,.0444, 0.466, 0.466, 0.504, 0.504 U/seed) were measured. The average exposure rate per unit activity was measured to be 0.593 mR per hr per U with amore » standard deviation of 0.016. The Result for loaded needles was 0.261 mR per hr per U with a standard deviation of 0.014. Once the apparatus is set up, measurements of 180 linked sources as supplied in the Bard package requires only a few minutes. Conclusion: The proposed method can confirm the activity of a batch of loose or stranded I-125 seeds within a range of 5%.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (United States)
  2. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22545173
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ALUMINIUM; BRACHYTHERAPY; IODINE 125; PROSTATE; RADIATION SOURCE IMPLANTS

Citation Formats

Muryn, J, and Wilkinson, D. SU-E-T-41: A Method for Performing An In-House Batch Assay of I-125 Seeds Used for Prostate Implants. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1118/1.4924402.
Muryn, J, & Wilkinson, D. SU-E-T-41: A Method for Performing An In-House Batch Assay of I-125 Seeds Used for Prostate Implants. United States. doi:10.1118/1.4924402.
Muryn, J, and Wilkinson, D. Mon . "SU-E-T-41: A Method for Performing An In-House Batch Assay of I-125 Seeds Used for Prostate Implants". United States. doi:10.1118/1.4924402.
@article{osti_22545173,
title = {SU-E-T-41: A Method for Performing An In-House Batch Assay of I-125 Seeds Used for Prostate Implants},
author = {Muryn, J and Wilkinson, D},
abstractNote = {Purpose: The purpose of this work is to evaluate a method for confirming source strength of I-125 seeds in a bulk assay while maintaining sterility and time efficiency. Methods: The I-125 seeds used in this study (STM 1251, Bard Brachytherapy, Inc.) were available as loose seeds or linked in 3, 4, or 5 seed configurations. A third party 10% assay (NIST traceable) is provided. Source strengths ranging from 0.395 to 0.504 U were available for this study. A stand was built out of aluminum to hold an exposure meter (Inovision (Fluke) 451P) at 25 cm above the I-125 sources to measure the exposure rate. Three different seed configurations were measured: loose, linked, and loaded needles (Bard FastFil Seed Implant Needle). The measurements were made in an operating room, and a sterile sheet was used under the non-sterile aluminum stand. Seeds and needles were placed in a sterile tray. Results: One hundred forty-two loose seeds in 5 batches (0.395, 0.395, 0.409, 0.444, 0.444 U/seed) and 902 seeds in 7 batches containing various strands (0.444, 0.444,.0444, 0.466, 0.466, 0.504, 0.504 U/seed) were measured. The average exposure rate per unit activity was measured to be 0.593 mR per hr per U with a standard deviation of 0.016. The Result for loaded needles was 0.261 mR per hr per U with a standard deviation of 0.014. Once the apparatus is set up, measurements of 180 linked sources as supplied in the Bard package requires only a few minutes. Conclusion: The proposed method can confirm the activity of a batch of loose or stranded I-125 seeds within a range of 5%.},
doi = {10.1118/1.4924402},
journal = {Medical Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 42,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Mon Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}