Use of a Linear Accelerator for Conducting In Vitro Radiobiology Experiments

Jing Hao, Anthony Magnelli, Andrew Godley, Jennifer S. Yu

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Abstract

Radiation therapy remains one of the cornerstones of cancer management. For most cancers, it is the most effective, nonsurgical therapy to debulk tumors. Here, we describe a method to irradiate cancer cells with a linear accelerator. The advancement of linear accelerator technology has improved the precision and efficiency of radiation therapy. The biological effects of a wide range of radiation doses and dose rates continue to be an intense area of investigation. Use of linear accelerators can facilitate these studies using clinically relevant doses and dose rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of visualized experiments : JoVE
Issue number147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2019
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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