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Light flashes in cancer patients treated with heavy ions.
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PMID:  22939278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Light flashes (phosphenes) are reported by most of the astronauts during spaceflight and patients treated with radiotherapy for brain tumors. They are induced by cosmic ray traversals, but the target area is unknown. With a correlation analysis of the visual sensation and the position of the beam in patients treated with energetic carbon ions for skull base tumors, we demonstrate here that light flashes are elicited only when the energetic particles hit the retina.
Dieter Schardt; Oksana Kavatsyuk; Michael Krämer; Marco Durante
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain stimulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1935-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Stimul     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101465726     Medline TA:  Brain Stimul     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Biophysics Department, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany.
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