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Title: How to Prepare a Patient for Transarterial Radioembolization? A Practical Guide

Transarterial radioembolization consist in delivering small particles loaded with Yttrium90, a pure beta emitter, in order to treat primary and secondary liver tumors. This treatment needs precaution since inadequate delivery of these beads can lead to severe complications. Moreover, a precise radiation dosing is crucial to achieve a good clinical success and to avoid complications such as radioembolization-induced liver disease. This review describes all the precautions and highlights clinical and technical considerations that need to be taken to avoid complications.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ; ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology (Switzerland)
  2. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Department of Oncology (Switzerland)
  3. John Hopkins University, Department of Interventional Radiology (United States)
  4. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Department of Nuclear Medicine (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22469867
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; LIVER; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOEMBOLIZATION; REVIEWS