Micronucleus induction in human lymphocytes: comparative effects of X rays, alpha particles, beta particles and neutrons and implications for biological dosimetry.

@article{Mill1996MicronucleusII,
  title={Micronucleus induction in human lymphocytes: comparative effects of X rays, alpha particles, beta particles and neutrons and implications for biological dosimetry.},
  author={Andrew Mill and Jeffrey Wells and Steven C Hall and Anthony Butler},
  journal={Radiation research},
  year={1996},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={575-85}
}
The cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay in peripheral blood lymphocytes has the potential for being a simple and rapid method of biological dosimetry. This technique has been used to study the induction of micronuclei in the blood from 12 donors after exposure to a range of radiations with track-averaged LET values ranging from 0.26 to 44 keV microns -1. Data based on the average response of the 12 individuals for 250 kVp X rays were found to agree well with results published previously from… CONTINUE READING