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2012-11-21 08:21:16

VANCOUVER, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - RADON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CORP. and LANDAUER INC. announce a new partnership to supply the Canadian market with the Radtrak Radon Gas Detector.  Highly accurate, the Radtrak incorporates the most widely used method of measuring radon in North America and Europe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121121/TO360) "Landauer is a world leader and pioneer in radon gas detection, and we are excited to form this new partnership and...

Protecting Astronauts From Radiation
2012-11-10 10:46:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA scientists and engineers have been working since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the surface of the moon to solve the complexities of traveling to and working in space that present significant challenges to the astronauts. One of those challenges is the space radiation that humans are subjected to when they go outside Earth's protective atmosphere and magnetic field. Plans are afoot to send astronauts...

2012-11-08 12:24:24

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - It is a normal reaction to try and avoid danger when we see it.  When faced with a hazardous object it is reasonable to stay away from it or, if possible, to remove it. When we smell smoke, we know to check for a fire and call for help. But what if the threat is not so easily detectable? What if it is present in our everyday lives and we cannot see it, smell it or taste it? This is exactly the kind of hazard that radioactive radon gas is. While...

2012-11-08 08:35:37

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that studies presented at the 54th Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting in Boston, October 28-31, 2012 continue to demonstrate the unique strengths of the CyberKnife® and TomoTherapy® Systems. Podium and poster presentations on a variety of indications including prostate, lung, liver, breast and head and neck, showcased...

2012-11-05 08:32:55

RTA Appreciates Agency's Recognition of Updated Radiation Oncology Equipment Costs, Pledges Continued Cooperation with CMS to Assess True Cost of Care in Freestanding Setting WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Radiation Therapy Alliance (RTA), which represents 225 community-based cancer care facilities in 21 states caring for approximately 80,000 cancer patients annually, commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for mitigating drastic cuts to...

2012-11-01 11:27:17

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Recent research by Health Canada estimates that 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths among Canadians are attributable to indoor radon exposure, making radon gas the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. The good news is that it is easy to reduce the risk. "November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of this significant, but relatively unknown, health risk", said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister...

2012-10-26 11:24:11

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), also known as Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), is a procedure that is able to detect breast cancers missed by mammography and ultrasound, particularly in women with dense breasts. The MBI procedure is now available in hundreds of breast centers nationwide and is commonly utilized as a tool along with mammography and ultrasound to help in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Although the radiation dose...

2012-10-24 15:27:32

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of motion management solutions, will showcase a new SRS/SRT system and other disease site solutions at ASTRO booth #10003. Attendees are invited to visit disease site-specific locations throughout the booth to learn how CIVCO's comprehensive motion management solutions are clearly connected for every disease site. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/AQ85801LOGO) Head...

2012-10-24 15:27:29

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of radiation oncology motion management solutions, is pleased to announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for Protura(TM)( )Robotic Patient Positioning System integration with AlignRT® 3D Imaging System. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/AQ85801LOGO) "We are pleased to announce clearance to market the newest release of Protura integrated with VisionRT," said...

2012-10-23 07:28:34

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The team of dosimetrists and physicists at D3 Oncology Solutions (D3), an affiliate of UPMC and UPMC CancerCenter, recently surpassed significant milestones: completing their 30,000(th) advanced treatment plan and commissioning their 100(th) linear accelerator. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110301/NE55044LOGO ) "These milestones are significant for us because they reflect the continued confidence of our customers in the quality and...


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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