Accession Number : AD0690129

Title :   A MODIFIED 59Fe FERROKINETIC PROCEDURE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov-Dec 68,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Logsdon,Donald F. , Jr. ; Green,James F. ; Harper,John W.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In an effort to reduce the exposure dose from the 59Fe ferrokinetic procedure, the injection dose was reduced from 6 microcurie to 0.6 microcurie. Although the count rate was reduced, counts above background were obtained. The blood volume, plasma iron clearance, and red cell iron uptake were measured and found to be within normal limits. Measurement of 59Fe in the spleen, heart, liver, and sacrum by external counting produced curves closely similar to those found with the higher dose. The total-body exposure dose was reduced from 110 mrem to 11 mrem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACER STUDIES, DOSAGE), RADIATION HAZARDS, RADIATION DOSAGE, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, ERYTHROCYTES, IRON, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), MEDICINE, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), MEASUREMENT, RADIOBIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE