"Oxide glasses make excellent candidates for radiotherapeutic microspheres used in liver cancer treatment because of their generally high chemical durability and safety of manufacture. From the compositions containing ~5 wt% P2O5 studied, magnesium alumino silicate glass microspheres and magnesium alkali silicate glass microspheres with 4 wt% ZrO2 had acceptably low releases of both elemental phosphorus in deionized water at 50°C, and radioactive 32P in human blood plasma at 37°C. The relative ranking of glass compositions in the elemental phosphorus leach test shows good agreement with the rankings of compositions in the radioactive 32P leach test. This correlation can be used to quickly screen future compositions by testing their elemental phosphorus release in deionized water at 50°C prior to the more involved radioactive 32P leach testing in human blood plasma"--Abstract, page 1.
Day, D. E.
Ehrhardt, Gary J.
Anderson, H. U. (Harlan U.)
Materials Science and Engineering
M.S. in Ceramic Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 30 pages
© 1983 Thomas A. Wetteroth, All rights reserved.
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Wetteroth, Thomas A., "Development of glass microspheres for radiotherapeutic applications" (1983). Masters Theses. 155.