Relative radiosensitivity of bone tumor induction among beagles as a function of age at injection of 239Pu or 226Ra.

@article{Lloyd1999RelativeRO,
  title={Relative radiosensitivity of bone tumor induction among beagles as a function of age at injection of 239Pu or 226Ra.},
  author={R. Duane. Lloyd and Glenn N. Taylor and Webster S. S. Jee and Scott Carson Wilmington Miller},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={1999},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={
          50-6
        }
}
A comparison was made of the response to induction of skeletal malignancy from exposure of beagles to monomeric 239Pu or to 226Ra as juveniles (3 mo of age), young adults (1.5 y of age), or mature adults (5 y of age). This indicated that of these age groups, animals injected as young adults are most sensitive per Gy of average skeletal dose evaluated at 1 y before death. Dogs exposed either as juveniles or as mature adults appeared to be less sensitive. Relative radiosensitivities (RRS) of… CONTINUE READING