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Nuclear Theranostics in Taiwan

  • Ko-Han Lin
  • Yi-Wei Chen
  • Rheun-Chuan Lee
  • Ling-Wei Wang
  • Fong-In Chou
  • Chi-Wei Chang
  • Sang-Hue YenEmail author
  • Wen-Sheng HuangEmail author
Perspective

Abstract

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.

Keywords

BNCT Radioembolization FBPA-PET Tc-MAA 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Doctor Yu-Hui, Hu for editorial assistance.

Author Contribution

Ko-Han Lin, Yi-Wei Chen and Rheun-Chuan Lee contribute equally.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

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.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ko-Han Lin
    • 1
  • Yi-Wei Chen
    • 2
  • Rheun-Chuan Lee
    • 3
  • Ling-Wei Wang
    • 2
  • Fong-In Chou
    • 4
  • Chi-Wei Chang
    • 1
  • Sang-Hue Yen
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wen-Sheng Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineTaipei Veterans General HospitalTaipei CityRepublic of China
  2. 2.Division of Radiotherapy, Department of OncologyTaipei Veterans General HospitalTaipei CityRepublic of China
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyTaipei Veterans General HospitalTaipeiRepublic of China
  4. 4.Nuclear Science and Technology Development CenterNational Tsing-Hua UniversityHsinchuRepublic of China

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