Early post-radiation changes of red blood cell shape in rats.

Abstract

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of red blood cells in whole blood samples from rats was performed following acute gamma-irradiation of animals with 0.25 to 1 Gy. Increased incidence of echinocytosis was observed and found to be dose- and time-dependent. At a higher radiation dose (1 Gy), echinocytosis was revealed within 5 minutes after treatment and persisted up to 3 weeks. The data demonstrate the applicability of SEM for detecting minimal radiation-induced lesions of red blood cells.

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@article{Zharskaya1996EarlyPC, title={Early post-radiation changes of red blood cell shape in rats.}, author={V. D. Zharskaya and Alexey B. Chukhlovin}, journal={Scanning microscopy}, year={1996}, volume={10 1}, pages={279-83; discussion 283-4} }