Nuclear Theranostics in Taiwan
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Boron neutron capture therapy and Y-90 radioembolization are emerging therapeutic methods for uncontrolled brain cancers and hepatic cancers, respectively. These advanced radiation therapies are heavily relied on theranostic nuclear medicine imaging before the therapy for the eligibility of patients and the prescribed-dose simulation, as well as the post-therapy scanning for assessing the treatment efficacy. In Taiwan, the Taipei Veterans General Hospital is the only institute performing the BNCT and also the leading institute performing Y-90 radioembolization. In this article, we present our single institute experiences and associated theranostic nuclear medicine approaches for these therapies.
KeywordsBNCT Radioembolization FBPA-PET Tc-MAA
The authors thank Doctor Yu-Hui, Hu for editorial assistance.
Ko-Han Lin, Yi-Wei Chen and Rheun-Chuan Lee contribute equally.
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Ko-Han Lin, Yi-Wei Chen, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Ling-Wei Wang, Fong-In Chou, Chi-Wei Chang, Sang-Hue Yen, and Wen-Sheng Huang declare no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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