Accession Number : AD0066808

Title :   A LABORATORY TEST FOR DIAGNOSIS OF LETHAL EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION IN RATS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. on Biological and Medical Aspects of Ionizing Radiation and Effects of Ionizing Radiation,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Storer, John B. ; Simonson, Herbert

Report Date : 22 JUL 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : By determining blood plasma levels of trace amounts of radioiodine in rats 24 hours after injection and 72 hours after x-irradiation with 0 to 900 r, it was possible to divide the animals into sublethal and lethal exposure groups with an accuracy of approximately 83 to 95% depending on whether a false diagnosis of lethal exposure is acceptable. At doses in excess of 900 r there appeared to be a reversal of the effect on I(131) levels which might prove of value in the diagnosis of supralethal exposure.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *RADIATION INJURIES, IODINE, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, X RAYS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE