Accession Number : ADA322446

Title :   Response of Hematopoietic System to X-Rays,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Suter, George M.

PDF Url : ADA322446

Report Date : 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : There is apparently a gradation of sensitivity which appears to be somewhat proportional to the degree of primitiveness of the tissue in question. Thus, in the highly specialized tissue of the C. N. S. few effects are seen unless the exposure be relatively high and usually far in excess of a fatal dose. The peripheral blood, however, constantly replenishing itself from its bone marrow and lymphopoietic precursors, is very sensitive to both gamma and neutron radiation. Interest in this subject in the past has been largely that of the X-ray therapist. At the present time a tremendous field has developed in atomic research on the part of those working with X radiation, cyclotron, radioisotopes, as well as those working directly in connection with the development of atomic energy both for military as well as civilian research purposes. Because of the sensitivity of the hemopoietic system and the relative availability of the peripheral blood for study, hematology has assumed foremost importance.

Descriptors :   *HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM, *RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, *HEMATOLOGY, AVAILABILITY, GAMMA RAYS, NUCLEAR ENERGY, NEUTRONS, BONE MARROW, BLOOD, CYCLOTRONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology

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