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  • Prostate Cancer
  • Eye Plaque

Palladium-103 in Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy

Palladium ­103 is used in permanent low dose radiation brachytherapy. Titanium casings are filled with palladium and then are permanently implanted into the prostate gland to treat localized prostate cancer. Palladium emits high levels of radiation over a shorter period of time due to the shorter half-life compared with iodine-125.

Manufacturers of Palladium-103 sources

Literature

  • An experimental palladium-103 seed (OptiSeedexp) in a biocompatible polymer without a gold marker: Characterization of dosimetric parameters including the interseed effect