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A Sr-90 Irradiation Device for the Study of Cutaneous Radiation Injury from a Radiological Incident

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In the event of a radiological accident or terrorist attack, Strontium-90, a fission by-product, would likely be released. Due to the low energy and superficial penetration in tissue of β particles from Sr-90 radiation, cutaneous radiation injury (CRI) is a major concern. In the case of a radiation incident, the dose to the skin is unlikely to be known, but can be estimated with a thorough understanding of the surface dosimetry of Sr-90. The physics of Sr-90 is examined as part of a larger project to study Grade III CRI in a porcine model and examine the efficacy of KeraStatTM, a topical product with the potential to heal CRI.
subject
Cutaneous Radiation Injury
Porcine Model
Radiological Incident
Skin Irradiation
Strontium-90
contributor
Dorand, Jennifer Elisabeth (author)
Bourland, John D (committee chair)
Munley, Michael T (committee member)
Salsbury, Fred R (committee member)
Guthold, Martin (committee member)
Tytell, Michael (committee member)
date
2014-07-10T08:35:25Z (accessioned)
2014 (issued)
degree
Physics (discipline)
10000-01-01 (liftdate)
embargo
forever (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39256 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
A Sr-90 Irradiation Device for the Study of Cutaneous Radiation Injury from a Radiological Incident
type
Dissertation

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