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Image: A new study shows statins reduce stroke risk following irradiation therapy (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Statins Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Following Irradiation

Cancer patients taking statins following radiation therapy (RT) of the upper body had significantly reduced risk of stroke and other cardiovascular complications, according to a new study. More...
15 Aug 2019
Image: A biodegradable polyglycolic acid spacer preserves healthy tissues during RT (Photo courtesy of Kobe University).

Spacer Protects Healthy Organs from Radiation Exposure

A bioabsorbable nonwoven fabric spacer creates a separation between healthy and cancerous tissues during particle therapy, according to a new study. More...
14 Aug 2019
Image: A new study claims that chest x-rays cam predict longevity (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Single Chest X-Ray Predicts Mortality Risk

A new study suggests that a convolutional neural network (CNN) can stratify all-cause mortality risk based on a single chest radiograph. More...
08 Aug 2019
Image: The Instadose2 dosimeter (Photo courtesy of Mirion Technologies).

New Dosimeter Measures Photon and Beta Radiation

A Bluetooth-enabled dosimeter with dual detectors addresses international requirements for independent deep and shallow measurements of both photon and beta radiation. More...
31 Jul 2019
Image: p53 mutant cells (red and green) expansion in mouse esophageal tissue (Photo courtesy of Wellcome Sanger Institute).

Low Doses of Radiation Promote Tumorigenic Cells

A new study reveals that low-dose ionizing radiation (LDIR; equivalent to three CT scans) gives cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells. More...
30 Jul 2019
Image: New research asserts that aiming for x-rays with better images can lead to increased exposure (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

The Advent of DR Could Lead to Collimation Creep

The switch to digital radiography (DR) can result in "dose creep," in which radiation levels slowly increase over time as radiographers try to produce better image quality. More...
04 Jul 2019
A new production method generates medical grade Mo-99 (Photo courtesy of iStock).

New Production Method for Medical-Grade Radioisotopes

 A novel technique enables simultaneous production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) and other isotopes without the need for highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium. More...
24 Jun 2019

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