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Dosimetry implant for treating restenosis and hyperplasia

United States Patent

September 16, 2014
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The present invention discloses a method of selectively providing radiation dosimetry to a subject in need of such treatment. The radiation is applied by an implant comprising a body member and .sup.117mSn electroplated at selected locations of the body member, emitting conversion electrons absorbed immediately adjacent selected locations while not affecting surrounding tissue outside of the immediately adjacent area.
Srivastava; Suresh (Setauket, NY), Gonzales; Gilbert R. (New York, NY), Howell; Roger W. (Millington, NJ), Bolch; Wesley E. (Gainesville, FL), Adzic; Radoslav (East Setauket, NY)
SnIP Holdings, Inc. (The Woodlands, TX)
11/ 758,937
June 6, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.