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Current Topics in Ionizing Radiation Research

Edited by Mitsuru Nenoi

National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan

Since the discovery of X rays by Roentgen in 1895, the ionizing radiation has been extensively utilized in a variety of medical and industrial applications. However people have shortly recognized its harmful aspects through inadvertent uses. Subsequently people experienced nuclear power plant accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima, which taught us that the risk of ionizing radiation is closely and seriously involved in the modern society. In this circumstance, it becomes increasingly important that more scientists, engineers and students get familiar with ionizing radiation research regardless of the research field they are working. Based on this idea, the book "Current Topics in Ionizing Radiation Research" was designed to overview the recent achievements in ionizing radiation research including biological effects, medical uses and principles of radiation measurement.

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Current Topics in Ionizing Radiation ResearchEdited by Mitsuru Nenoi

Published: March 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2027

ISBN: 978-953-51-0196-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4330-7

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

112862 Total Chapter Downloads

30 Crossref Citations

114 Web of Science Citations

106 Dimensions Citations


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1. Measurement of H2AX Phosphorylation as a Marker of Ionizing Radiation Induced Cell Damage

By Aida Muslimovic, Pegah Johansson and Ola Hammarsten


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2. Suitability of the γ-H2AX Assay for Human Radiation Biodosimetry

By Sandrine Roch-Lefèvre, Marco Valente, Philippe Voisin and Joan-Francesc Barquinero


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3. Biological Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation

By Aurélie Vaurijoux, Gaëtan Gruel, Sandrine Roch-Lefèvre and Philippe Voisin


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4. Limited Repair of Critical DNA Damage in Cells Exposed to Low Dose Radiation

By Azhub Gaziev and Gadzhi Shaikhaev


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5. Genome Integrity and Organization in the Context of Radiobiology

By Vladan Ondřej


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6. Mealybug as a Model for Studying Responses to High Doses of Ionizing Radiation

By Kommu Naga Mohan, Jun Ge and Jayarama S. Kadandale


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7. Radiation-Sensitivity and Transcription Profiles in Various Mutant p53 Cells

By Kumio Okaichi, Nanaka Izumi, Yuma Takamura, Shoichi Fukui and Takashi Kudo


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8. Modulation of Gene Expression After Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

By Mitsuru Nenoi and Vares Guillaume


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9. The Role of MicroRNAs in the Cellular Response to Ionizing Radiations

By Nicolas Joly-Tonetti and Jérôme Lamartine


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10. Protein Ubiquitination in IR-Induced DNA Damage Response

By Nur Yucer, Yi Shi and Yi Wang


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11. X-Ray-Induced Radioresistance Against High-LET Radiations from Accelerated Neon-Ion Beams in Mice

By Bing Wang, Kaoru Tanaka, Yasuharu Ninomiya, Kouichi Maruyama, Guillaume Varès, Yi Shang, Kiyomi Eguchi-Kasai and Mitsuru Nenoi


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12. Radiation Toxins - Effects of Radiation Toxicity, Molecular Mechanisms of Action, Radiomimetic Properties and Possible Countermeasures for Radiation Injury

By Dmitri Popov, Jeffrey Jones and Vacheslav Maliev


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13. Dynamical Aspects of Apoptosis

By Antonio Bensussen and José Díaz


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14. Modelling Radiation Health Effects

By Noriyuki B. Ouchi


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15. Ionizing Radiation Carcinogenesis

By Otto G. Raabe


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16. Molecular Spectroscopy Study of Human Tooth Tissues Affected by High Dose of External Ionizing Radiation (Caused by Nuclear Catastrophe of Chernobyl Plant)

By L. A. Darchuk, L. V. Zaverbna, A. Worobiec and R. Van Grieken


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17. Ionizing Radiation in Medical Imaging and Efforts in Dose Optimization

By Varut Vardhanabhuti and Carl A. Roobottom


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18. Ultrasound Image Fusion: A New Strategy to Reduce X-Ray Exposure During Image Guided Pain Therapies

By Michela Zacchino and Fabrizio Calliada


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19. Ionizing Radiation Profile of the Hydrocarbon Belt of Nigeria

By Yehuwdah E. Chad-Umoren


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20. The Effects of Antioxidants on Radiation-Induced Chromosomal Damage in Cancer and Normal Cells Under Radiation Therapy Conditions

By Maria Konopacka, Jacek Rogoliński and Krzysztof Ślosarek


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21. Melatonin for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation

By M. A. El-Missiry, A. I. Othman and M. A. Alabdan


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22. Radiosensitization with Hyperthermia and Chemotherapeutic Agents: Effects on Linear-Quadratic Parameters of Radiation Cell Survival Curves

By Nicolaas A. P. Franken, Suzanne Hovingh, Arlene Oei, Paul Cobussen, Judith W. J. Bergs, Chris van Bree, Hans Rodermond, Lukas Stalpers, Petra Kok, Gerrit W. Barendsen and Johannes Crezee


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23. Phage-Displayed Recombinant Peptides for Non-Invasive Imaging Assessment of Tumor Responsiveness to Ionizing Radiation and Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

By Hailun Wang, Miaojun Han and Zhaozhong Han


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24. Biosafety in the Use of Radiation: Biological Effects Comparison Between Laser Radiation, Intense Pulsed Light and Infrared and Ultraviolet Lamps in an Experimental Model in Chicken Embryos

By Rodolfo Esteban Avila, Maria Elena Samar, Gustavo Juri, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Hugo Juri


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25. Alternatives to Radiation Investigations in Orthodontics

By Shazia Naser-Ud-Din


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26. Nanoscale Methods to Enhance the Detection of Ionizing Radiation

By Mark D. Hammig


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27. Glass as Radiation Sensor

By Amany A. El-Kheshen


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28. Formation and Decay of Colour Centres in a Silicate Glasses Exposed to Gamma Radiation: Application to High-Dose Dosimetry

By K. Farah, A. Mejri, F. Hosni, A. H. Hamzaoui and B. Boizot


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29. Optical Storage Phosphors and Materials for Ionizing Radiation

By Hans Riesen and Zhiqiang Liu


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30. Ionizing Radiation Induced Radicals

By Ahmed M. Maghraby


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31. Atmospheric Ionizing Radiation from Galactic and Solar Cosmic Rays

By Christopher J. Mertens, Brian T. Kress, Michael Wiltberger, W. Kent Tobiska, Barbara Grajewski and Xiaojing Xu


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32. Total Dose and Dose Rate Effects on Some Current Semiconducting Devices

By Nicolas T. Fourches


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33. Influence of Ionizing Radiation and Hot Carrier Injection on Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Transistors

By Momčilo Pejović, Predrag Osmokrović, Milica Pejović and Koviljka Stanković


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34. New Developments in the Field of Radiochemical Ageing of Aromatic Polymers

By Emmanuel Richaud, Ludmila Audouin, Xavier Colin, Bruno Fayolle and Jacques Verdu


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