Flexible and/or elastic brachytherapy seed or strand

  • US 8,821,835 B2
  • Filed: 06/13/2013
  • Issued: 09/02/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/16/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A seed, for implantation into a subject, comprising:

  • a marker component configured to allow for the determination of the position of the seed within a target tissue, the marker component having a length extending along a centerline of the marker component between a first end and a second end and having a substantially continuous wall bounding a hollow interior; and

    a therapeutic, prophylactic, and/or diagnostic agent, wherein the agent is disposed within the hollow interior;

    wherein the length of the marker component is greater than the diameter of the hollow interior and wherein the substantially continuous wall includes at least one opening adapted to allow the agent to pass out of the hollow interior.

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