Tolerance of Mouse-Brain Tissue to High-Energy Deuterons

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Science  25 Dec 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3391, pp. 1760-1761
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3391.1760-a


A striking relationship between the size of the impact area of a deuteron beam and the threshold dose for a radiogenic lesion has been noted. The dose required to produce a threshold lesion in mouse brain increases from 30,000 rad with a beam 1000 µ in diameter to 1.1 x 106 rad with a beam 25 µ in diameter.