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2012-12-17 08:25:41

ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has received 510(k) clearance for its Clarity® 4D Monitoring software, enabling U.S. medical centers to implement this new way of reducing the uncertainty caused by prostate motion during radiation treatment. Physicians will be able to monitor the motion of the prostate and surrounding tissues and organs - in real-time and with sub-millimeter accuracy - during the delivery of therapeutic radiation beams. The ability to continuously visualize...

2012-12-10 05:00:16

Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to investigate potential cell phone radiation lawsuits on behalf of people who developed brain cancer and other tumors possibly associated with their use of mobile phones. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 09, 2012 As cell phone radiation lawsuits continue to move forward in the U.S., the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS) has released a position paper voicing support for the recent ruling by the Italian Supreme Court that cell...

2012-12-06 16:24:12

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The incidence of cancer is rising worldwide with over 13 million cases recorded in the year 2008 alone. Worldwide, the rate of growth of cancer is expected to rise further and reach 17 million by 2030. Market growth in the US is driven by an increasing number of cancer cases, a favorable reimbursement policy pertaining to radiation therapy for cancer, as well as rapid acceptance of advanced and novel treatment procedures. In the US, about...

2012-12-05 12:26:27

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evidence continues to grow linking health concerns with cell phone radiation, including brain tumors, pregnancy and fetal development, male infertility, insomnia, memory loss, and migraines amongst the more concerning health issues. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has categorised radiation from cell phones as "possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B) based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain...

2012-11-27 16:25:49

GLENWOOD, Ill., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR), will release financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2012 after the market close on Monday, December 10, 2012. The company will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time). Investors may access the live call by dialing 877-941-8609 (within the United States and Canada), or 480-629-9692 (international callers), or by visiting...

2012-11-27 14:59:25

Researchers reviewing the records of approximately 250,000 women enrolled in an integrated healthcare delivery system found that increased CT utilization between 2000 and 2010 could result in an increase in the risk of breast cancer for certain women, including younger patients and those who received repeat exams. According to the study, which was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), nuclear medicine examinations may also contribute to...

2012-11-27 14:57:02

The radiation dose to areas of the body near the breast during mammography is negligible, or very low, and does not result in an increased risk of cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The results suggest that the use of thyroid shields during mammography is unnecessary. "Thyroid shields can impede good mammographic quality and, therefore, are not recommended during mammography," said Alison L. Chetlen, D.O.,...

2012-11-27 00:23:46

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The radiation dose to areas of the body near the breast during mammography is negligible, or very low, and does not result in an increased risk of cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The results suggest that the use of thyroid shields during mammography is unnecessary. "Thyroid shields can impede good mammographic quality and, therefore, are not recommended...

2012-11-27 00:23:43

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers reviewing the records of approximately 250,000 women enrolled in an integrated healthcare delivery system found that increased CT utilization between 2000 and 2010 could result in an increase in the risk of breast cancer for certain women, including younger patients and those who received repeat exams. According to the study, which was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA),...

2012-11-26 12:29:04

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a global provider of medical imaging software, today announced the integration of Aware's AccuRad REM Server with Nuance's market-leading PowerScribe 360 | Reporting platform. The integration enables radiologists to automatically incorporate radiation exposure estimate information into patient radiology reports, and facilitates compliance with SB 1237, California's mandate for inclusion of dose information in patient...


Latest Radioactivity Reference Libraries

Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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