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2014-09-14 23:01:12

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Proton Therapy Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Globally the penetration of proton therapy centers is highest in North America, mainly in the US, followed by Europe and Asia. The US retains the highest number of proton therapy centers and many are in development phase or under construction. Proton therapy technology has also made inroads in different...

2014-09-12 12:25:48

ProBeam version 2.5 successfully installed to enhance workflow at the San Diego site; technology is on display at the ASTRO meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #618 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that the company completed commissioning of five treatment rooms at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center earlier this year, and has upgraded the ProBeam(®) system software. The upgrade to ProBeam 2.5 will enhance workflow...

2014-09-11 23:07:53

Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems protect the City of Berea, Ohio drinking water to ensure elimination of chlorine tolerant organisms Coventry, RI (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, UV disinfection systems, and components, successfully installs a state of the art UV drinking water system in Berea, Ohio enabling Berea to seek the Cryptosporidium credit in Ohio. The City of Berea public water system uses...

2014-09-11 08:27:27

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - An American public health expert will lecture Canadian doctors tomorrow about the hidden dangers of wireless radiation from their patients' cell phones, Wifi and other wireless consumer devices. "We've shown that men who keep phones in their pockets can have problems with infertility and possibly impotence," said Dr. Devra Davis, PhD, President of Environmental Health Trust. "Studies now show that the microwave radiation from tablets and smart phones...

2014-09-10 23:08:45

Neptune Benson’s ETS Ultraviolet Disinfection systems treat pipeline testing water eliminating biocides enabling the water used to be released to the environment. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Neptune Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial filtration systems, ETS-UV disinfection systems, and components, provides a custom solution for water used for pipeline testing. This ETS-UV compact testing unit joins a host of sustainable products custom engineered for the oil...

2014-09-10 12:27:54

ViewRay's MRIdian System Directly Tracks Tumor Motion Continuously During Treatment CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system from ViewRay(TM), a privately held medical device company, is now being used to treat patients at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, Wisconsin, the second clinical group in the world to treat patients with MRI-guided radiation therapy. With yesterday's treatment, the center also became the first...

2014-09-10 08:31:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 14-16 in San Francisco, Elekta (booth #1308) will highlight solutions that support the connections health care providers make to their practices, their patients and the world. Elekta's theme at ASTRO 2014 is: Connected Care. Because the future is collaborative. As software continues to play a critical role in cancer care, Elekta will highlight...

2014-09-09 12:29:44

World's First On-Table Adaptive Radiation Therapy Clinical Program Commenced at Siteman Cancer Center CLEVELAND, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, announced today that the world's first on-table adaptive radiation treatment program using the MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system began at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The MRIdian system provides a...

2014-09-09 08:32:40

Preventive screening initiative assesses risk and lung health of current and former smokers TOMS RIVER, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey CyberKnife at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center joins efforts to raise awareness for hospital partner Community Medical Center's lung cancer screening program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144201 Free lung cancer screening assessments for high-risk individuals will be offered at a special event on Wednesday,...

2014-09-09 08:31:44

Varian will also showcase the company's full range of radiotherapy and radiosurgery solutions, including tools for real-time imaging, tumor tracking, and motion management SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #807 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase technologies developed to support knowledge sharing among oncology professionals at the meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) here next week. The Varian exhibit will highlight software...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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