Blood Irradiation

The subjecting of blood components to ionizing—gamma radiation—to inactivate WBCs capable of causing transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease
Indications Allogeneic BMT, congenital immunodeficiency states, intrauterine transfusions and post-natal exchange transfusions, prematurity, high-dose chemotherapy, ALL, Hodgkin’s disease and directed donations
Possible indications ANLL, CLL, CML, aplastic anemia, cytoxan therapy, massive transfusion
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The pencils were developed for blood irradiation but are expected to replace cobalt-60 for applications such as food irradiation, brachytherapy and sterilization of medical equipment.
Rad Source Technologies is a Suwanee, Georgia-based designer and manufacturer of X-ray irradiation systems used in a range of applications such as blood irradiation, small animal research and insect control.
These solutions can be used as dosimeters for food and blood irradiation applications.
These include medical ozone therapy, ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy, intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy, and high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation not only wiped out some of the most horrific bacterial infections, but also very quickly cleared out virus infections, inclusive of lethal viral pneumonitis and even polio.
Nordland Hospital Trust will replace existing blood irradiation machine with a machine without a radioactive source.
A metabolomic study on the effect of intravascular laser blood irradiation on type 2 diabetic patients.
Each day there was a full menu of speakers on topics such as nutritional approaches to cancer, oxygen therapy, hyperthermia, chelation, laetrile, thermography, Ayurvedic Medicine, ultraviolet blood irradiation and recovered patients testimonials.
MDS Nordion (NYSE:MDZ)(TSX:MDS) has licensed X-ray blood irradiation technology from Rad Source Technologies, Inc.
We are pleased to put our X-ray blood irradiation technology into the experienced hands of the world leader in blood irradiation," said Randy Kirk, CEO, Rad Source Technologies, Inc.
The Knott Technique of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation with the Knott Device was widely used from the 1940s to 1960s until virtually supplanted by the proliferation of antibiotics.
This technique is commonly referred to as Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation or UBI.