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2014-04-01 08:30:13

VIENNA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #6200 - At ESTRO33, Elekta will demonstrate a comprehensive array of advanced solutions for cancer management. These products include the Versa HD(TM) treatment system, Monaco® 5 treatment planning system and Esteya® electronic brachytherapy system for treating skin cancer. ESTRO33 convenes April 4-8 at the Reed Messe Vienna Congress Centre. Follow @Elekta for live tweets from the show floor. Elekta's theme for this year's ESTRO,...

2014-04-01 08:30:00

CRnR announces the development of a novel low-energy x-ray radiation treatment TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergent R.N.R Ltd. (CRnR) (www.convergent-rnr.com) announced today they have completed a very successful and promising proof of concept session of the "Mercy Beam(TM)" technology, that will enable more accurate, less harmful and dramatically less expensive radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment using low-energy x-ray tube instead of high-energy...

2014-04-01 08:29:06

VIENNA, Austria, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital in Vienna has become one of the first oncology departments in Europe to introduce clinical treatments using the PerfectPitch(TM) six-degrees-of-freedom robotic couch from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The hospital has introduced this enhanced patient positioning device, which enables more flexibility during radiotherapy treatments, as an integrated element of its latest TrueBeam(TM) 2.0 treatment system....

2014-03-31 20:21:45

DUBLIN, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c3vlm5/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Radiopharmaceuticals Market Insight" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c3vlm5/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Radioisotopes are radioactive isotopes having an unstable balance of atomic nucleus. Radioisotopes are produced either by...

2014-03-31 12:29:49

HOUSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce the signing of a loading services agreement for it's first product, the Sirius(TM) MRI Marker, with AnazaoHealth Corporation. The novel positive-signal, MRI Marker [1] will be used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy to facilitate seed localization within the prostate, utilizing a single post-implant Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging procedure. C4 Imaging will partner with Florida-based...

2014-03-31 08:29:56

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) are announcing an extension of their existing collaboration in the field of proton therapy to offer patients more precise cancer treatments using intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). Under the agreement, Varian will also supply technology and equipment to help meet a growing demand for clinical research and treatments at PSI. Proton therapy...

2014-03-30 23:00:57

This research report evaluates the global diagnostic imaging market with respect to the product market. The report analyzes geography; forecasting revenues, and trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/diagnostic-imaging-market-411.html (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 The “Global Diagnostic Imaging (CT, MRI, X-Ray & Ultrasound) Market - Competitive Landscape & Forecasts from 2010 to 2016” analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in...

2014-03-28 23:23:47

Medical animation and illustration firm promotes National Cancer Control Month and health literacy through popular social media channels. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 As medical organizations recognize April 2014 as National Cancer Control Month, Nucleus Medical Media offers free informational medical animations through social media channels to explain and promote health literacy. The World Cancer Research Fund International estimates that, “There were an estimated 14.1 million...

2014-03-27 12:30:42

DETROIT, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at Henry Ford Hospital now have a new cancer treatment available that offers an alternative cancer surgery, without the incision or hospital stay, treating patients in 15 minutes or less and returning them to their everyday lives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140327/DE92316 The Edge(TM) Radiosurgery Suite is designed to perform advanced, non-invasive cancer procedures anywhere in the body - including the brain, spine, head and neck,...

2014-03-27 08:34:42

Latest CyberKnife technology now available in Japan SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today it received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to market the CyberKnife® M6(TM) System to treat radiation therapy patients. The system, which will be marketed in Japan as the "CyberKnife M6 Series," offers the widest range of motion and highest-precision conformal delivery available and...


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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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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