Effects of age, sex and diagnostic x-rays on chromosome damage

Amos Norman, Sachiko Cochran, Doris Bass, Denise Roe

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Abstract

The frequency of micronuclei assayed in lymphocytes obtained from 73 young adults increases significantly with the age, but not the sex, of the donor. The dose of medical X-rays absorbed by the lymphocytes in the 2 years before the examination has no significant effect on micronucleus frequency, provided the data are adjusted for age. However, a small significant increase in frequency is associated with X-ray examinations that involve the injection of contrast media into the blood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Biology
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Lymphocytes
chromosomes
Chromosomes
X-radiation
lymphocytes
X-Rays
Contrast media
damage
X rays
gender
examination
Contrast Media
Dosimetry
Young Adult
Blood
x rays
Tissue Donors
young adults
Injections
blood

Keywords

  • Age
  • Chromosome damage
  • Lymphocytes
  • Sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiation

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Effects of age, sex and diagnostic x-rays on chromosome damage. / Norman, Amos; Cochran, Sachiko; Bass, Doris; Roe, Denise.

In: International Journal of Radiation Biology, Vol. 46, No. 3, 1984, p. 317-321.

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Norman, Amos ; Cochran, Sachiko ; Bass, Doris ; Roe, Denise. / Effects of age, sex and diagnostic x-rays on chromosome damage. In: International Journal of Radiation Biology. 1984 ; Vol. 46, No. 3. pp. 317-321.
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