[ RadSafe ] Oncology 'laser'

edmond0033 edmond0033 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 22 12:18:19 CST 2006

Do you mean Radium-226 or Radon-222?

Ed Baratta
edmond0033 at comcast.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Flanigan, Floyd" <Floyd.Flanigan at nmcco.com>
To: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 6:20 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Oncology 'laser'

Okay ... Here's the rub:

When Radon 226 is cooled to -195C, it gives off an orange-red light. If
said light was captured and channeled through a fiber-optic cable to a
light pen, and one incised a patient to expose a cancerous tumor, could
one affect said tumor with a Beta burn with the emissions from the light
'laser' pen? And if so, would this be an effective means of eradicating
said tumor?

How's that for a 'what if' ?

Floyd W. Flanigan B.S.Nuc.H.P.

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