The irradiation of bone: old idea, new insight.

  title={The irradiation of bone: old idea, new insight.},
  author={Larry J. Suva and Robert J. Griffin},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={27 4},
It is common knowledge that exposure to irradiation can negatively impact growing bones as well as inhibit bone tumor growth. In the early 20th century, soon after the discovery of Xrays in1895, Perthes as well as Recamier and Tribondeau irradiated small animals (chicks and kittens) and noted significant growth retardation in the long bones, as well as… CONTINUE READING