90Y Microspheres: Concepts and Principles

  • Andrew S. Kennedy
  • William A. Dezarn
  • Patrick McNeillie
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Effective use of intra-arterial radioactive microsphere therapy for liver malignancies requires understanding of many disciplines. Mastery of radiation physics, radiobiology, vascular anatomy, and modifiers of particle flow all complement the established skill of the physician team delivering 90Y microspheres in these complex patients. This chapter introduces and explains the key concepts involved from the many disciplines that combined to produce safe, effective, and evolving liver radiotherapy.


Hepatic Artery Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Resin Microsphere Oxygen Enhancement Ratio Microsphere Deposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew S. Kennedy
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • William A. Dezarn
    • 4
  • Patrick McNeillie
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologySarah Cannon Cancer InstituteNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Radiation Oncology ResearchSarah Cannon Research InstituteNashvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Private ConsultantSiloamUSA
  5. 5.School of MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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