Accession Number : ADA205388
Title : A Low-Energy X-Ray Irradiator for Electrophysiological Studies
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Schauer, D A ; Zeman, G H ; Pellmar, T C
Report Date : Dec 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : A 50 kVp molybdenum target/filter x-ray was installed inside a lead- shielded Faraday cage. High-dose rates of up to 1.54 Gy/min (17.4 keV weighted average photons) were used to conduct local in vitro irradiations of the hippocampal region of guinea pig brains. Electrophysiological recordings of subtle changes in neuronal activity indicate the system is suitable for this application.
Descriptors : *X RAYS , *RADIATION EFFECTS , *X RAY APPARATUS , *ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY , LOW ENERGY , PHOTONS , RECORDING SYSTEMS , FILTERS , IRRADIATION , HIPPOCAMPUS , MOTOR NEURONS , ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY , GUINEA PIGS , REGIONS , IN VITRO ANALYSIS , TARGETS , BRAIN , MOLYBDENUM
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE