6 min

Which Type of Plaque is Better‪?‬ Essential Eye Cancer Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

There exist 3 common types of eye-plaques used to destroy choroidal melanomas. They include: beta-emitters (ruthenium-106, Strontium-90) and seeded plaques iodine-125, palladium-103. The beta-emitters are popular in low socio-economic environments because they can be re-used for many patients. Iodine-125 gained its popularity as a treatment arm for the North American Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study. The use of palladium-103 seeds in gold eye plaques was invented by Dr. Finger in 1991. Since that time, 6 North American Centers have adopted its use. Both the American Brachytherapy Society and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine have demonstrated advantages related to palladium-103.
Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS
The New York Eye Cancer Center
115 East 61st Street
New York City, New York, USA
10065
E-mail: pfinger@eyecancer.com
Telephone: (011) 212 832 8170

There exist 3 common types of eye-plaques used to destroy choroidal melanomas. They include: beta-emitters (ruthenium-106, Strontium-90) and seeded plaques iodine-125, palladium-103. The beta-emitters are popular in low socio-economic environments because they can be re-used for many patients. Iodine-125 gained its popularity as a treatment arm for the North American Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study. The use of palladium-103 seeds in gold eye plaques was invented by Dr. Finger in 1991. Since that time, 6 North American Centers have adopted its use. Both the American Brachytherapy Society and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine have demonstrated advantages related to palladium-103.
Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS
The New York Eye Cancer Center
115 East 61st Street
New York City, New York, USA
10065
E-mail: pfinger@eyecancer.com
Telephone: (011) 212 832 8170

6 min

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