Irradiation of the red bone marrow and the health implications

  • CS Abuchi Department of Radiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus
  • SO Maduka Department of Physiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus
  • JN Ezeonu Medical Centre, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Keywords: marrow, Irradiation, Radiation, Exposure, Interraction, Ionization, Dose

Abstract

The physiology and function of the bone is looked at as to the role in housing bone marrow. The bone marrow and particularly the red bone marrow is discussed. Sources of radiation are discussed and the health implications highlighted for caution and for study or evaluation.
Key Words: Bone marrow, Irradiation, Radiation, Exposure, Interraction, Ionization, Dose
Journal of Biomedical Investigation Vol.2(2) 2004:52-56
Published
2005-02-21
Section
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