High energy micro source for brachytherapy on basis of ytterbium-169

High energy micro source for brachytherapy on basis of ytterbium-169

The most widespread method of cancer therapy in Russia and all around the world is surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue (usually the entire organ) followed by a course of radio / chemotherapy. Special value of high energy micro source lies in the possibility of cancer treatment which saves organs (primarily breast cancer). Combined treatment using high energy micro source allows to preserve organs, and it is critical for patients.
Project goal
Development of isotopic production for medical usage in brachytherapy of breast cancer. Yigh energy micro source corresponds titanium capsule which contains radioisotope Yb-169.


Project manager – Igor Lytvinov
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