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Automatic counting of chromosome fragments for the determination of radiation dose
Author(s): Warren E. Smith; Billy C. Leung; James F. Leary
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Paper Abstract

A correlation exists between chromosome breakage and radiation exposure so that counting chromosome fragments can provide a measure of the radiation dose to an organism. We describe our method for automatically counting prematurely condensed chromosome fragments from microscope images of the exploded nucleus. An alternative perhaps more promising non-imaging approach using flow karyotyping is also discussed. 1 .

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1398, CAN-AM Eastern '90, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47790
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Warren E. Smith, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Billy C. Leung, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
James F. Leary, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1398:
CAN-AM Eastern '90

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