Methods, systems, and associated implantable devices for detecting radiation in patients undergoing treatment for cancer

  • US 20050251033A1
  • Filed: 07/20/2005
  • Published: 11/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for monitoring a tumor site of a patient undergoing treatment for cancer, comprising:

  • administering a radiolabeled agent to the patient;

    detecting in vivo from at least one wireless sensor implanted in solid tissue at a tumor site, a signal corresponding to radiation uptake in the in the solid tissue at the tumor site responsive to the administering step;

    relaying the signal to a location external of the patient'"'"'s body; and

    determining uptake of the radiolabeled agent in the solid tissue to assess a patient specific response to a cancer treatment strategy and/or evaluate the likelihood of clinical efficacy of the treatment in the patient.

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