Radioembolization Is a newly developed technique where radioactive particles are delivered to the tumor through bloodstream. The radioactive isotopes will be targeted and show specificity to the tumor cells. This is currently used to treat hepatic carcinoma which is the cancer of the liver cells. This technique is suggested only when the patient cannot be treated with other techniques or methods. This method is still under development.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on September, 2014