Iodine-125 is a radioactive isotope of iodine which is used in radiation therapy to treat prostate, lung, and cancer. Its half-life is around 60 days and it emits gamma-rays with maximum energies of 35 keV, some of which are internally converted to x-rays.
- Prostate Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Eye Plaques
Iodine-125 in Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy
Iodine 125 is used in permanent radiation brachytherapy.
Manufacturers of Iodine-125 sources
- Experimental and theoretical dosimetry of a new polymer encapsulated iodine-125 source—SmartSeed: Dosimetric impact of fluorescence x rays
- Evaluation of the dose distribution for prostate implants using various 125I and 103Pd sources