Myeloid leukemia in male RFM mice following irradiation with fission spectrum neutrons or gamma rays.

R. L. Ullrich, R. J. Preston

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Abstract

The induction of myeloid leukemia following fission neutron irradiation was examined over the 0-80 rad dose range. Over this dose range the dose response could be described by the linear regression equation: y = 0.94 + 0.18X. A comparison of these data with data obtained following gamma irradiation from this study and a previous study indicated that the relative biological effectiveness for myeloid leukemia induction was 2.8. These results appear to be compatible with those reported by other investigators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Research
Volume109
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiation

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