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Author(s): Adriana Alexandre S. Tavares
João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Title: Using radiobiology simulators for evaluation of 99mTc Auger electrons for targeted tumor radiotherapy
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Technetium-99m (99mTc) has been widely used as an imaging agent; however, few studies evaluated its potential use as therapeutic agent. The present study aimed to analyze the potential use of 99mTc Auger electrons for targeted tumor radiotherapy by computational methods. Thus, three different computational simulators were used to estimate the yield of DNA damage, the probability of correct repair and cell kinetic effects after irradiation with 99mTc electrons, iodine-131 beta minus particles and astatine-211 alpha par-ticles. Based on the obtained results, it is possible to conclude that 99mTc CKMMX (all M-shell Coster-Kroning CK and super CK transitions) electrons and Auger MXY (all M-shell Auger transitions) are valuable for targeted tumor radiotherapy.
Subject: Engenharia biomédica, Engenharia mecânica
Biomedical enginnering, Mechanical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia mecânica
Engineering and technology::Mechanical engineering
Source: TMSi - Sixth International Conference on Technology and Medical Sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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