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TitleMedical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation
Author(s)Thomlinson, W.
Publication DateOctober 1991
Report NumberBNL-46865
Unique IdentifierACC0380
Other NumbersCONF-9110146--5; Legacy ID: DE92005041; OSTI ID: 5821175
Research OrgBrookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)
Contract NoAC02-76CH00016
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, DC (United States)
Other InformationSeventh National Conference and Exhibition on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, Baton Rouge, LA (United States), 28-31 Oct 1991
Subject62 Radiology and Nuclear Medicine; Synchrotron Radiation; Diagnostic Uses; Therapeutic Uses; Biomedical Radiography; Computerized Tomography; Images; Medicine; Neoplasms; Radiotherapy; Bremsstrahlung; Diagnostic Techniques; Diseases; Electromagnetic Radiation; Nuclear Medicine; Radiations; Radiology; Therapy; Tomography; Uses
Related Web PagesAlan M. Cormack, Computerized Axial Tomography [CAT], and Magnetic Resonance Imaging [MRI]
Positron Emission Tomography [PET] and Positron Scanning
AbstractEver since the first diagnostic x-ray was done in the United States on February 3, 1896, the application of ionizing radiation to the field of medicine has become increasingly important. Both in clinical medicine and basic research the use of x-rays for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy is now widespread. Radiography, angiography, CAT and PETT scanning, mammography, and nuclear medicine are all examples of technologies developed to image the human anatomy. In therapeutic applications, both external and internal sources of radiation are applied to the battle against cancer. The development of dedicated synchrotron radiation sources has allowed exciting advances to take place in many of these applications. The new sources provide tunable, high-intensity monochromatic beams over a wide range of energies which can be tailored to specific programmatic needs. This paper surveys those areas of medical research in which synchrotron radiation facilities are actively involved.
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