Poonam Rana1, Mamta Arya Gupta1, Seenu Haridas2, Kailash Manda2, B S Hemanth Kumar1, and Subash Khushu1
accidents or terrorist activities may lead to moderate dose whole body
radiation exposure to a mass population. Whole body radiation exposure may
influence brain function but it has not been extensively studied. Present study
was conducted on mice to look for whole body radiation induced delayed
behavioural, metabolic and microstructural changes. The results illustrated
changes in recognition memory, MRS and MD values till 8 months post-irradiation.
At later time points (10 and 12 months post-irradiation), no profound effect of
radiation exposure was observed which indicates that 5Gy whole body radiation
dose exposure does not have late delayed radiation injury.