RADIOISOTOPES
Online ISSN : 1884-4111
Print ISSN : 0033-8303
ISSN-L : 0033-8303
Section 8 [Radiation Biology] Contribution of HIMAC for Radiation Biology
8.1 Biological Effects of Heavy-ion Beams
Koichi AndoYoshiya FurusawaRyoichi Hirayama
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2019 Volume 68 Issue 10 Pages 675-679

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Biological effects caused by ionizing radiation have been investigated mainly using photons due to restrictions on available radiation sources. While HIMAC is the first synchrotron in the world specifically constructed for medical use, NIRS accepted and promoted basic sciences proposed by domestic and international researchers. Research at HIMAC produced many fruitful outcomes in high-LET radiation biology. We here review these outcomes and introduce a new development in the biology field using heavy-ion beams.

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