Accession Number:

ADA022449

Title:

Retinal Changes Induced by Heavy Particles: A New Therapy Modality

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Dec 1973

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The effects of accelerated oxygen nuclei upon the retina of a nonhuman primate have been investigated. This simulated deep space radiation affords the possibility of delivering great quantities of energy at a predetermined depth within the eye, while but minimally irradiating interposing tissues. When compared with the clinical results following the use of cobalt plaques the oxygen ion has demonstrated a significant compression of both time and dose in achieving the same degree of tissue effect. Therefore, the possibility obtains for a greater local irradiation of intraocular neoplasta with a sharp reduction of radiation damage to surrounding non-neoplastic ocular tissues.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE