The RBE for renal damage after irradiation with 3 MeV neutrons.

Mouse kidneys were locally irradiated with single doses or up to 8 fractions of 240 kV X rays or 3 MeV neutrons. Damage was assessed from measurements of urine output, isotope clearance or haematocrit levels. All three assays gave steep dose-response curves by 4-5 months after irradiation. The repair capacity of the kidney was considerable after X… CONTINUE READING