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What is pinpoint radiation?

What is pinpoint radiation?

Pipoint radiation: Radiation that is targeted to diseased area without causing much collateral damage. ...Read more

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Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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What is too much radiation?

What is too much radiation?

Radiation: There is no specific answer to this question with respect to using radiation for medical purposes. General radiation safety revolves around the 'ALARA' principle. ALARA is an acronym formed from the phrase “As Low as Reasonably Achievable.” The phrase refers to the principle of keeping radiation doses to the patient as low as can be achieved under the circumstances. ...Read more

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Why is radiation bad for us?

Why is radiation bad for us?

Mutations: When ionizing radiation goes through the body it causes electrons to be ejected from atoms, leaving behind free radicals which can damage DNA. DNA damage can cause cell death, mutations from inaccurate repair, or be repaired back to normal. Inaccurately repaired DNA (mutations) can cause a cell to act wildly or grow into a cancer. ...Read more

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Does beam radiation stay in body?

No.: Once the radiation machine (called a linear accelerator) is turned off, there is no radiation in the body. You are not radioactive. ...Read more

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How harmful is background radiation?

Harmless: Did you feel it? It just hit you. And those flying planes and living at high altitude (like denver) have higher exposure and no higher frequencies of any cancer. ...Read more

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How can I get my radiation levels tested?

How can I get my radiation levels tested?

Lab: Workers around emitted radiation ( xray, xrt, etc.) are monitored regularly with dosimeters and those with exposure to particulate radiation ( nuclear industry) are additionally monitored with radiation counters and body fluid samples. Internal contamination is sometimes measured in special chambers if screening tests are abnormal. If you have concerns you should talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What does to much radiation do to the body?

What does to much radiation do to the body?

Chronic exposure: Stochastic effects are associated with long-term, low-level (chronic) exposure to radiation. Increased exposure makes health effects more likely to occur, but do not influence type or severity of the effect.Damage occurring at the cellular or molecular level, can be disruptive, permitting the uncontrolled growth of cells cancer. R;adiation can cause changes in dna, mutations.Genetic effects. ...Read more

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What can you do for acute radiation syndrome?

What can you do for acute radiation syndrome?

There are 3 for: Very high dose exposure: CNS - 100% fatal; GI - 100% fatal, bone marrow with whole body doses over 10gy will lead to death without a bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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For how long does radiation stay in your body?

For how long does radiation stay in your body?

It doesn't.: It passes through, gets scattered or absorbed, and is gone. ...Read more

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How much radiation could cause health problems?

Variable: At high radiation doses, a human cell can be damaged so severely that it will die. At lower doses, the cell can repair the damage and survive. If the repair is faulty, however, the cell could give incorrect information to the new cells it produces. High doses of radiation received in a short period of time result in effects that are noticeable soon after exposure. ...Read more