Reoxygenation in tumor tissues after X-ray or carbon-12 irradiation

Takeshi Fukawa*, Koji Takematsu, Kotaro Oka, Nobuyuki Miyahara, Sachiko Koike, Koichi Ando, Hirosuke Kobayashi, Kazuo Tanishita

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


We measured directly the partial pressure of oxygen (pO 2) in new fibrosarcoma (NFSa) tumors grown in C3H/He mice using microcoaxial O 2 electrodes in vivo. The pO 2 in tumors was monitored after a single dose of X-ray or carbon-12 irradiation. After irradiation, tumor volume temporally shrinked, and pO 2 simultaneously increased. Carbon-12 irradiation reoxygenated tumors between the 1st and 9th day after the irradiation, while x-ray irradiation reoxygenated tumors between the 3rd and 8th day. We found that reoxygenation period after carbon-12 irradiation started earlier and continued longer than X-ray irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Reoxygenation in tumor tissues after X-ray or carbon-12 irradiation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this