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2013-10-07 16:25:04

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 7, 2013 /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 of Protura(TM )Robotic Patient Positioning System integration with Varian Medical Systems' Motion Management Interface. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/AQ85801LOGO) Protura remotely repositions patients with robotic 6 degrees of freedom to ensure...

2013-10-06 23:00:08

‘Radioactive Clouds of Death Over Utah,’ collects decades of research and testimonials regarding effects of nuclear testing. Washington, Utah (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Between 1950 and 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission detonated over 100 atomic bombs at its Nevada testing site. The toxic clouds flew over St. George, Utah, giving it the infamous nickname, Fallout City USA. The lasting effects of those clouds, however, are still being felt today. In his updated book, “Radioactive...

2013-10-03 08:30:13

Data Supports Growing Use of CyberKnife® SBRT for Prostate Cancer SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO 2013 (Atlanta) - Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that studies presented at the 55th Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting in Atlanta, September 22 - 25, 2013 continue to reinforce evidence of clinical and quality of life benefits for the CyberKnife® and TomoTherapy® Systems. A variety of indications including prostate,...

2013-10-02 08:30:21

ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esteya®, an electronic brachytherapy system, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), enabling medical centers in the United States to offer their patients with skin cancer a new treatment option. Esteya is a new approach for high precision skin cancer treatment. The system relies on a small, high dose rate (HDR) to apply radiation directly to the cancerous site. This direct delivery enables Esteya to focus...

2013-09-30 15:44:36

For the first time, researchers have estimated the daily dose of radiotherapy that could be wasted in compensating for cancer cell growth that occurs overnight and during weekends in patients with early breast cancer. In research to be presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) today (Monday), Professor John Yarnold will say that, until now, there has been contradictory evidence as to whether gaps between radiotherapy treatments, for instance overnight or at weekends, makes...

2013-09-30 08:29:45

LISBON, Portugal, Sept. 30 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians in Lisbon have commenced advanced radiosurgery treatments using Varian's Calypso® 'GPS for the Body' real-time tumor tracking system. Doctors at the 'Champalimaud Center for the Unknown' (CCU) utilized the Calypso system to enhance precision during a radiosurgery treatment that included the world's first clinical use of the new commercially available Calypso lung Beacon® transponder. The center has used this method to...

2013-09-27 23:03:30

The Firm is representing cell phone radiation lawsuit plaintiffs who allegedly suffered brain tumors from cell phones. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 As cell phone radiation lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/cell-phone-radiation-lawsuit.html) move forward throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study published in the International Journal of Oncology appears to confirm a link between cell phones and brain tumors that has been seen in previous...

2013-09-26 16:26:44

IMRIS and Varian developing cancer treatment system with potential to improve accuracy and effectiveness ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) and Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that data presented here earlier this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting demonstrates the potential to direct state-of-the-art radiation treatments using diagnostic-quality MR images at each treatment session....

2013-09-26 12:04:07

North Shore-LIJ Health System presented data at ASTRO's 55th Annual Meeting The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine presented a novel study to evaluate the reliability of different systems used by caregivers to assess toxicity for patients receiving radiation therapy. The study will be presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology in Atlanta, GA. During the course of radiation therapy, patients may experience...

2013-09-26 11:50:18

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine has developed a novel process to optimize the safety and efficacy of radiation therapy and is presenting this data at the 55th Annual Meeting of in American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta, GA. At most hospitals, when a patient is treated with radiation therapy, the treatment plan is usually quickly and superficially reviewed by other physicians immediately after treatment begins, leaving no time to catch...


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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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