Intracoronary beta radiation: state of the art.
AE Ajani, R Waksman
Journal of Interventional Cardiology | Published : 2001
This state-of-the-art review is intended to explore the development of beta radiation including catheter delivered and permanent implants from its inception to current practice. Specific focus will be given to the isotopes currently available, radiation physics of beta emitters, preclinical studies, clinical trials, beta radiation delivery systems, and implications for future practice. The encouraging results from the clinical trials have established vascular brachytherapy as a standard of care for patients with in-stent restenosis. Vascular brachytherapy requires additional "fine-tuning" to achieve full optimization.