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Comparative Study
, 395 (2-3), 101-5

Assessment of Genome Damage in Occupational Exposure to Ionising Radiation and Ultrasound

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Comparative Study

Assessment of Genome Damage in Occupational Exposure to Ionising Radiation and Ultrasound

G V Vera et al. Mutat Res.

Abstract

The mutagenic effects of low doses of radiation on occupationally exposed subjects were studied on lymphocyte culture using two methods: analysis of structural chromosome aberrations and micronucleus assay. The results obtained in subjects exposed to ionising radiation alone were compared to those exposed to both ionising radiation and ultrasound. A correlation between the total number of chromosome aberrations and distribution of micronuclei in the genome of somatic cells show higher deviation in the group exposed to X-ray and ultrasound than in the group exposed to X-rays alone. The degree of genome damage in occupational exposure to X-rays and ultrasound were discussed.

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