Ultrastructural effects of radiation on cells and tissues [electronic resource] : concluding remarks
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1982. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 3 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Concluding remarks which condense the subject matter covered in the preceding series of reports which indicate the complex nature of the biological response to ionizing radiation and the inherent difficulties associated with developing unifying concepts and definitions. The multiplicity of the major response variables, i.e., specimen type, radiation parameters, analytical approach and endpoints measured, is undoubtedly a major problem. In these studies, the specimens analyzed ranged from eucaryotic algae grown in vitro in suspension cultures to brain tissue of cancer patients. Specimens were irradiated with now fewer than seven types of ionizing radiation, which varied both in quality (i.e., high and low LET) and quantity (i.e., doses from 0.1 to 90 Gy). Exposure regimens included single, fractionated, and chronic exposures. Further, there were major differences in the analytical approach employed (e.g., structural and functional assays) and end-points measured (e.g., lethality, cell growth, surface topography, etc.).
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1982., "conf-820409-6", "DE84003454", Scanning electron microscopy annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, 25 Apr 1982., and Seed, T.M.; Carr, K.E.
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