Weapons of mass destruction: radiation.

Chris J. Neal*, Leon E. Moores

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purpose of this review is to present a concise overview of the types of radiation, methods of dispersal, injury patterns, and treatment considerations in a scenario involving radiation-based weapons of mass destruction. Radiation-related casualties, although uncommon, are a potential threat because more nations and organizations are developing the technology for producing radioactive substances capable of being used as weapons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E4
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


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