Quality control of blood irradiation: determination T cells radiosensitivity to cobalt-60 gamma rays.

@article{Ges2006QualityCO,
  title={Quality control of blood irradiation: determination T cells radiosensitivity to cobalt-60 gamma rays.},
  author={E G G{\'o}es and Jos{\'e} Carlos Borges and Dimas Tadeu Covas and Maristela Delgado Orellana and Patr{\'i}cia Vianna Bonini Palma and Fabiana Rossetto de Morais and Carlos Alberto Pel{\'a}},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={34-40}
}
BACKGROUND To identify the most appropriate dose for the prevention of transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, the radiosensitivity of T cells has been determined in blood bags irradiated with X-rays produced by a linear accelerator and gamma rays derived from the cesium-137 source of a specific irradiator. In this study, the influence of doses ranging from 500 to 2500 cGy was investigated on T cells isolated from red blood cell (RBC) units preserved with ADSOL and irradiated with a… CONTINUE READING