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Radiation Damage At The Root Of Chernobyl’s Ecosystems
2014-03-19 19:37:38

Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area

2013-06-28 11:17:56

A new report by an independent task force commissioned by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), has found that people absorb less radiation from airport X-ray backscatter scanner than they do while standing in line waiting for the scan itself.

Fukushima Radiation Levels Below Reference Level
2012-05-24 13:42:40

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that radiation levels in Japan's Fukushima district are below the reference level for public exposure in all but two areas.

2012-04-02 20:58:13

According to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the department of radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver has developed a convenient, pocket-sized reference card to communicate the effective doses and radiation risks of common adult radiologic exams to referring physicians and patients.

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2011-04-25 06:20:00

After nuclear power plant accidents in Russia, Japan and the US, the fear of radiation contamination can cause more panic and confusion than the actual radiation.

2010-11-15 15:49:28

Multiple testing with the cardiac diagnostic imaging technique of myocardial perfusion imaging is common, and in many patients is associated with a high cumulative estimated radiation dose.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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