Charged-particle microbeams provide a unique opportunity to control precisely, the dose to individual cells and the localization of dose within the cell. The Gray Laboratory is now routinely operating a charged-particle microbeam capable of delivering targeted and counted particles to individual cells, at a dose-rate sufficient to permit a number of single-cell assays of radiation damage to be implemented. By this means, it is possible to study a number of important radiobiological processes in ways that cannot be achieved using conventional methods. This report describes the rationale, development and current capabilities of the Gray Laboratory microbeam.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International journal of radiation biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|