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Radiation delivery system and method

United States Patent

December 31, 2002
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A radiation delivery system and method are described. The system includes a treatment configuration such as a stent, balloon catheter, wire, ribbon, or the like, a portion of which is covered with a gold layer. Chemisorbed to the gold layer is a radiation-emitting self-assembled monolayer or a radiation-emitting polymer. The radiation delivery system is compatible with medical catheter-based technologies to provide a therapeutic dose of radiation to a lesion following an angioplasty procedure.
Sorensen; Scott A. (Overland Park, KS), Robison; Thomas W. (Los Alamos, NM), Taylor; Craig M. V. (Jemez Springs, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 693,527
October 20, 2000
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.