Enabling Novel X-ray Sources to Deliver Tumor-Killing Radiation

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Title: Enabling Novel X-ray Sources to Deliver Tumor-Killing Radiation
Description: Physicists and physicians at the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) are creating a new approach to the treatment of aggressive tumors. Tiny beams of X-ray radiation are generated using an array of carbon nanotube X-ray sources to deliver tumor-killing radiation, while preserving normal tissue. The micrograph demonstrates this technology as it shows a 250 micron wide section of tissue damage that was initiated by this X-ray source.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Treatment -- Radiation Therapy
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Michael Hadsell, Yanping Zhang, Ph.D., Sha Chang, Ph.D., Yueh Lee, M.D., Jianping Lu, Ph.D., and Otto Zhou, Ph.D.
Date Created: January 1, 2012
Date Added: July 25, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.