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Ruthenium plaques

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What is a ruthenium plaque?
A ruthenium plaque is a concave radioactive implant, which emits beta irradiation. It is sutured to the eye so that it is located adjacent to the tumour and removed once the desired dose of radiation has been delivered.
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Ruthenium plaques are produced by Bebig.
Bebig also manufactures and distributes:
  • Plaque simulator software
  • I-125 seeds
  • COMS eye applicators
(Note: Bebig has generously provided sponsorship towards the organisation of the OOG Meeting, held in Liverpool in March 2010. It has also funded other OOG events)