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2014-07-22 16:26:50

GPS Capabilities Provide Real-Time Location Of Devices Inside The Heart, Potentially Reducing Amount of Radiation Received By Patient DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC) is one of a handful of health care providers in the state of Texas to offer MediGuide(TM) technology to treat atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm irregularities. The technology incorporates GPS capabilities to provide a real-time location of the heart catheter and show the...

2014-07-22 16:21:02

HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will establish, fund, and operate the Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) under the leadership of Marjan Boerma, Ph.D. Dr. Boerma is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Division of Radiation Health. She is located in Little Rock, AR and will direct a team of investigators...

2014-07-22 08:32:26

Pioneer in uniting imaging technology with radiotherapy to explore potential of MRI to refine tumor targeting MANCHESTER, England, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) announced today that The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester, UK), a specialist cancer center, will join a consortium whose mission is to develop the clinical value of an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system. Such a system...

2014-07-22 08:32:06

New product offers treatment to significant unmet medical need in supportive cancer care DALLAS and NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), a developer of new products for oncology supportive care, announced today that it has received 510(K) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ProctiGard(TM), its novel treatment for symptomatic management of rectal mucositis. The Company indicated its development of...

2014-07-22 08:31:40

The ARIA systems for medical and radiation oncology received complete ONC-ACB EHR certification by the Drummond Group PALO ALTO, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today announced that its ARIA® oncology information system has been certified for use to demonstrate Stage 1 and 2 "meaningful use" of an electronic health record (EHR). Clinicians will soon be able to use the system to qualify for funding under the federal government's program to improve...

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2014-07-20 10:24:50

National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF and Intel support the development of domain-specific hardware to address health care needs A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs -- the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new program called InTrans to extend the life of the most high-impact NSF-funded research and help great ideas transition from...

2014-07-18 16:23:07

MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Selected as Hot Topic for Largest Annual Gathering of Medical Physicists CLEVELAND, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, will be featuring its MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system in booth 639 at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which will be held July 20-24 in Austin, TX. The MRIdian system - the world's first and only MRI-guided radiation...

2014-07-18 12:22:20

DUBLIN, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2qxlsc/radiation_cured) has announced the addition of the "Radiation Cured Products Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The demand for radiation cured products (RCP) is mainly prompted by growing demand for environment friendly applications and the growing wood...

2014-07-18 08:24:48

Researchers will discuss how new tools like RapidPlan(TM) software from Varian Medical Systems can help enhance the quality and efficiency of radiotherapy treatment planning AUSTIN, Texas, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three teams of medical physicists are slated to make presentations about knowledge-based treatment planning software at the 2014 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting this year. These presenters were involved as consultants or evaluators...

2014-07-17 08:29:50

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that its CyberKnife(®) and TomoTherapy(®) Systems have received the highest composite overall user satisfaction rating among radiation treatment delivery systems in the U.S., according to the Q2 2014 MD Buyline Market Intelligence Briefing((TM)). The latest ratings show continuously improving customer satisfaction during the past one-and-a-half years as Accuray demonstrated...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-10-27 21:58:22

The bolometer, invented in 1878 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, measures the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation. It consists of an absorptive element connected to a heat sink through a thermal link. The absortive element raises its temperature above that of the heat sink when radiation impinges on it. The higher the energy the higher the temperature rises. Old bolometers used metals while newer ones used semiconductors and superconductors as the absorptive elements. Bolometers can...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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