In vivo exposure of human lymphocytes to technetium-99m in nuclear medicine patients does not induce detectable genetic effects.

@article{Kelsey1991InVE,
  title={In vivo exposure of human lymphocytes to technetium-99m in nuclear medicine patients does not induce detectable genetic effects.},
  author={Karl T. Kelsey and Kevin J. Donohoe and Asli Memisoglu and Blaise Baxter and Michele Caggana and H. L. Liber},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1991},
  volume={264 4},
  pages={213-8}
}
Recent reports have demonstrated that exposure of nuclear medicine patients to thallium-201 does not result in a detectable increase in mutation at the hprt locus in human lymphocytes. In an effort to study further the potential genetic effects of medical exposures to low dose radiation, we have examined chromosome aberrations and mutations in peripheral… CONTINUE READING