[ RadSafe ] Oncology 'laser'

Flanigan, Floyd Floyd.Flanigan at nmcco.com
Thu Nov 23 00:06:12 CST 2006

Radium 226 gives off Radon at a constant of .0001ml/day. This would be
in a sealed chamber with a mirrored interior surface and a fiber-optic
cable affixed to the only opening. The entire chamber would be cooled to
-195C and the Radon 222 emitted from the Radium 226 in the chamber would
be the source. The longer the Radium remained sealed in the chamber, the
more Radon would build up in the chamber, and, theoretically, the
stronger the source light would become. There would have to be a
throttle of sorts, controlling aperture size on the laser pen to control
the beam.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: edmond0033 [mailto:edmond0033 at comcast.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 12:18 PM
To: Flanigan, Floyd; radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Oncology 'laser'

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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