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2014-06-02 08:28:55

Largest medical center in the Netherlands upgrades with several Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be able to offer patients the most modern cancer treatment available through its purchase of Elekta Versa HD(TM) linear accelerators (linacs) and a substantial software upgrade including Elekta's MOSAIQ® oncology information...

2014-05-29 23:04:31

Biological/Radiation Protective Clothing can be segmented by Geographies, Companies, Ingredients, Applications and Users. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/biological-radiation-protective-clothing-reports-3670167522.html (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Companies are increasingly recognizing that accidents, coupled with heavy fines for deviation of OHS laws and regulatory requirements, cost far more than protective clothing. Regulations also render the employer responsible for workers...

2014-05-27 23:07:20

The emerging markets, including China and India, have become a business hub for companies engaged in the development and marketing of diagnostic imaging systems. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/diagnostic-imaging-market-411.html (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The report “Diagnostic Imaging Market by X-ray Systems (Digital, Analog, Portable), Computed Tomography, Ultrasound Imaging Systems (2D, 3D, 4D, Doppler), MRI Machines (Closed & Open), and Nuclear Imaging Systems (SPECT,...

2014-05-27 08:29:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that it has signed an agreement with YongLin Healthcare Foundation by which Varian will provide its ProBeam® proton therapy system for deployment at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. The YongLin Healthcare Foundation will donate the system to the University. Under the purchase agreement, Varian will provide the technology to equip three treatment rooms, two with gantries that...

2014-05-22 23:07:02

Over 400 medical professionals from around the world attended the conference which featured over 100 presentations discussing the growing applications of SRS/SBRT in the treatment of tumors of the brain, spine, lung, breast, prostate, liver, pancreas and head and neck. Campbell, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Radiosurgery Society® (RSS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...

2014-05-22 16:27:00

Milestone System to Handle Full Patient Load for New, Integrated Cancer Center in Scottsdale, Arizona SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today the installation of its 500(th )TomoTherapy® System at the grand opening of Palo Verde Cancer Center - Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. The System, a TomoHDA(TM) model, is the only radiation therapy device at the new center, which also offers medical oncology services. The center's...

2014-05-21 08:29:53

Multi-institutional radiotherapy planning study compared Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion with three advanced linear-accelerator based stereotactic radiosurgery systems NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Persons who need radiotherapy for treatment of multiple brain metastases stand to receive as much as a 74 percent lower radiation dose to normal brain tissue if the lesions are treated with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) radiosurgery system versus contemporary...

2014-05-20 23:08:25

Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the country to offer patients the opportunity to have brain surgery using technology that reduced the need for follow-up surgery. Now, its neurosurgery team has reached a milestone by performing more than 1,000 cases using its moveable intraoperative MRI system – more than any other center in the United States. St. Louis (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the country to offer patients the...

2014-05-20 20:22:17

GLENWOOD, Ill., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR), a recognized leader in personal and environmental radiation measurement and monitoring, outsourced medical physics services and high quality medical consumable accessories, announced that its Board of Directors declared on May 20, 2014, a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The dividend will be paid on July 3, 2014, to shareholders of record on June 12, 2014....

2014-05-19 08:28:36

New technology now being used to treat nasopharyngeal and other cancers; stereotactic radiosurgery program for select cancers coming in June HONG KONG, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) in Hong Kong has become the first medical center in Asia to treat cancer using a TrueBeam(TM)2.0 system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Installation of the new system, which was provided by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), was completed...


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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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