Gold microspheres: a selective technique for producing biologically effective dose enhancement.

@article{Herold2000GoldMA,
  title={Gold microspheres: a selective technique for producing biologically effective dose enhancement.},
  author={Dr. med. Joerg Herold and Indra J. Das and Corinne C Stobbe and R. G. Vancheswara Iyer and J. Donald Chapman},
  journal={International journal of radiation biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={76 10},
  pages={1357-64}
}
PURPOSE To investigate dose enhancement and radiosensitization associated with electrons produced and scattered from gold particles suspended in cells in vitro and with tumour cells growing in vivo irradiated with low-energy photons. MATERIALS AND METHODS CHO-K1, EMT-6 and DU-145 cells were irradiated with kilovoltage X-ray and Cs-137 beams in slowly stirred suspensions in the presence of various concentrations of gold particles ( 1.5-3.0 microm); cell survival was measured by clonogenic… CONTINUE READING