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1 ZrElo radioactive Iridium-192 to the camera microSelectron V2 Nucletron HDR system.
The radioisotope Iridium-192 has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of repeat blockages following balloon angioplasty in clinical trials; however, there have been concerns about safety to hospital personnel with this hard gamma ray emitter.
One hundred thirty-one of the study patients received endovascular brachytherapy with Iridium-192 radioactive seeds inserted into the coronary artery in the area of the blockage.