Absence of an effect of diagnostic ultrasound on sister-chromatid exchange induction in human lymphocytes in vitro

Morton W. Miller, Sheldon Wolff, Roy Filly, Christopher Cox, Edwin L. Carstensen

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The frequency of sister-chromatid exchanges in human lymphocytes cultured in vitro was not changed after a 30-min exposure to a 2 MHz focused, diagnostic ultrasound beam with a pulse repetition rate of 1000 Hz, 1 μsec burst duration, 100 W/cm2 temporal peak, spatial peak intensity. These results are consistent with those obtained with a number of other cell types and are contrary to some previously reported effects for human lymphocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalMutation Research Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1983


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