Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Glass microspheres for medical applications

Abstract

"Radioactive dysprosium lithium borate glass microspheres have been developed as biodegradable radiation delivery vehicles for the radiation synovectomy treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Once injected into a diseased joint, the microspheres deliver a potent dose of radiation to the diseased tissue, while a non-uniform chemical reaction converts the glass into an amorphous, porous, hydrated dysprosium phosphate reaction product"--Abstract, leaf iv.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Ceramic Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 1999

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Non-uniform reaction of dysprosium lithium borate glasses with aqueous solutions
  • Biodegradable radiation delivery system utilizing glass microspheres and EDTA chelation therapy
  • Preparation and properties of porous materials formed by the non-uniform reaction of glass
  • Preparation and properties of radioactive rhenium glass microspheres intended for liver cancer treatments

Pagination

xxii, 262 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 1999 Samuel David Conzone, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Radiotherapy -- Equipment and supplies
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Microspheres (Pharmacy)

Thesis Number

T 7617

Print OCLC #

42423160

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4222651~S5

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