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2014-04-02 08:33:15

Clinicians at Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan among first in world to commence treatments using Edge radiosurgery system MILAN, Italy, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan has become one of the first hospitals in the world to commence cancer treatments using the new Edge(TM) radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). This precise, non-invasive alternative to conventional surgery has been used to treat several patients with lung, prostate,...

2014-04-01 23:26:03

According to RF Safe, cell phone radiation is making bad waves. Matt Drudge's news-wire website, the Drudge Report puts attention on a medical condition caused by exposure to cell phone radiation. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 In response to the Drudge Report news wire headline "Exposure to cell towers altering brain function?", which linked to a story written by the Editor of NaturalNews (Americans' brains being fired by cell towers: New scientific evidence...

2014-04-01 12:31:21

Surgery for "operable" tumor is also possible but may not be necessary NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will start chemotherapy and radiation treatments targeting cancer cells in his maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues next week, Peter D. Costantino, MD, executive director of Lenox Hill Hospital's New York Head & Neck Institute, reported today. Mr. Kelly will be receiving a single dose of chemotherapy at Lenox Hill Hospital,...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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