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    Exposure to ionizing radiation can happen internally or externally. Internal exposure may result by “inhalation, ingestion or through the bloodstream”. External exposure can transpire by breathing in “airborne radioactive Material”. Other external sources to ionizing radiation are cause by medical radiation through the imaging department. This medical procedures include x-rays for diagnosing and treatment, and even research. Gamma rays are also use by medical doctors to create radioactive tracers, that allows them explore a patient’s body without having to perform surgery. Gamma rays are also use to treat different types of cancers and tumors. Although, gamma rays have the capability to target and eradicate cancer cells they can also damage…

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    Radiation is often seen by individuals as a substance that is rare and uncommon. Others believe that it only comes from nuclear bombs. However, that isn’t the case. It is found in everything from the soils that people walk on every day, to the walls and floors inside their homes. There’s radiation found in food and water that are consumed by people on a day-to-day basis. It is found within the gases inside the Earth’s atmosphere, and from cosmic rays from space ("Radiation in Everyday Life").…

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    To understand radiation safety, one must first be familiar with the term radiation. Simply put, radiation may be defined as energy traveling through space as waves or high speed particles. There are two types of radiation, ionizing and non-ionizing (e.g. Heat, visible light), they are differentiated by how they interact with matter. Non- ionizing radiation is essential to life, but excessive exposures can cause tissue damage. Ionizing radiation has sufficient energy to ionize atoms and…

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    Radiation In High School

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    In this project we were meant to study the amount of radiation the students of Chavez High School are exposed to. The amount of radiation was accumulated through a survey that was handed out to each grade level and according to their responses we would sum up the total and give an average of how much radiation intake each student could possibly have. This research project was done so as to give us a taste of the type of research work we would have when/if we are at college. We were meant to take…

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    Eighteen-thousand people lost their lives on March 11th, 2011 due to the triple disaster in Japan. An earthquake, tsunami, and three meltdowns caused the explosion of a nuclear power plant in Japan. The event was tragic, and out of the control of the workers at Fukushima Daiichi power. Despite certain exposure to radiation fifty brave and selfless workers stayed behind in efforts to control the devastating situation, and seven-hundred and fifty workers were evacuated. In addition to the 50…

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    Radiation Burns A burn is an injury caused by an excessive amount of heat. It damages the skin, causing tissue destruction. There are four types of burns; thermal, chemical, electrical, and radiation burns. Someone might get a radiation burn if they are overexposed to industrial ionizing radiation or after doing a radiotherapy treatment. Burns Radiation burns will most likely happen to cancer patients during their radiation treatment or radiotherapy. A response can…

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    In the stages of prostate cancer (localized, regional and distant) both conventional and hadron radiation therapy have its benefits when compared to one another; but both offer a different form of treatment. Currently proton therapy is one of the most technologically advanced treatment for cancer. In proton therapy, protons are split form a hydrogen atom and accelerated to roughly two thirds the speed of light; transported along an evacuated tube into the treatment rooms. Then administered to…

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    Essay On Radiography

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    University of Wurzburg. Radiographs are produced through the use of radiation. There are three different types of radiation. These include PRIMARY RADIATION, REMNANT RADIATION, and SCATTER RADIATION. Primary is the radiation that leaves the tube, remnant is the “exit radiation” that passes through the image receptor, and scatter has less energy as primary but is less controlled. The patient is the primary source of scatter and causes the unnecessary exposure of radiation known as SCATTER…

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    Japan was already planning a surrender when the first atomic bomb was dropped. It caused so much devastation to the people and the city, that Japan already knew they lost. The United States wasted a bomb that had a vast amount of power on a small city that did not even have that many buildings to destroy. Also the amount of health risks it made for the people was absurd and downright cruel. These innocent people died suffering because of the symptoms they had from the atomic bomb and radiation.…

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    Why Do Radio Isotopes

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    harmless in the body. They can be used to view the inside of your body, allowing doctors to view organs and see potential health problems quicker. Isotopes can be given by mouth, through injection, or inhalation. Once in the body, radio isotopes give off small amounts of radiation that can be read by a camera. A computer puts all of these little points of radiation together to make a picture. Radio isotope imaging is used by more than 10,000 hospitals worldwide and has become a valuable tool in…

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