Journal Article L Band EPR tooth dosimetry for heavy ion irradiation

山口, 一郎  ,  佐藤, 斉  ,  川村, 拓  ,  濱野, 毅  ,  吉井, 裕  ,  須田, 充  ,  M, Miyake  ,  N, Kunugita

172 ( 1/3 )  , pp.81 - 86 , 2016-12 , Oxford University Press.
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) tooth dosimetry is being developed as a device to rapidly assess large populations that were potentially exposed to radiation during a major radiation accident or terrorist event. While most exposures are likely to be due to fallout and therefore involve low linear energy transfer (LET) radiation, there is also a potential for exposures to high LET radiation, for which the effect on teeth has been less well characterized by EPR. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to acquire fundamental response curves for high LET radiation in tooth dosimetry using L band EPR. For this purpose, we exposed human teeth to high energy carbon ions using the heavy ion medical accelerator in Chiba at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences. The primary findings were that EPR signals for carbon ion irradiation were about one-tenth the amplitude of the response to the same dose of 150 kVp X-rays.

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