During the last years angiographic Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT) with (90)Y-labelled microspheres has become a common technique for the local-ablative treatment of cancer patients. SIRT is a palliative therapy concept for the treatment of liver malignancies. As a result of (90)Y-decay as β(-)-emitter without a concomitant gamma radiation, Bremsstrahlung imaging is needed to validate the distribution achieved by radioembolisation. This article demonstrates the method of imaging through phantom measurement and shows the advantages of post-therapeutic tomography by means of a patient study. Approaches for further optimization of Bremsstrahlung imaging are discussed.
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