S values are not a signature for a significant contribution of neutrons to the radiation dose received by atomic-bomb survivors.

@article{Nakano1999SVA,
  title={S values are not a signature for a significant contribution of neutrons to the radiation dose received by atomic-bomb survivors.},
  author={Mimako Nakano and Yoshiaki Kodama and Kazuo Ohtaki and Masahiro Itoh and Nori Nakamura},
  journal={International journal of radiation biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={47-9}
}
PURPOSE It has been proposed previously that the ratio of complete to incomplete translocations as seen by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), the S value, can be a cytogenetic fingerprint of exposure to radiation of different qualities. Results from a previous study suggested that the S value is approximately 10 for sparsely ionizing radiations such… CONTINUE READING