Radionuclide

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  • Write An Essay On Chernobyl Accident

    Introduction Nuclear disasters can be held responsible for leaving the greatest and longest lasting impacts on an environment. One of the most infamous nuclear disasters in the world’s history would be the Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion. On April 26th, 1986, the 4th reactor of the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded, allowing for innumerable amounts of toxic radiation to be spewed into the air. Radioactive contamination was spread over 100,000 square kilometers of land…

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  • The Importance Of Technology In Health

    could help human and make life better, and with more advanced technology. These technologies are for example, cardiac catheterization and radionuclide imaging (Tanser, 2006). These devices are used to treat and prevent serious illnesses. Cardiac catheterizations prevent human body from heart attack and treat any problems with artery and vein pulmonary. Radionuclide imaging is a sending of a substance to the vein by injection and these substances emit gamma rays. The gamma rays could be detected…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Nuclear Waste Essay

    INTRODUCTION In the world 17% of the total electrical energy is generated by nuclear energy, but with the creation of nuclear energy produced many concerns for the surrounding environment. Nuclear waste is produced in different forms with different chemical and physical properties. This waste may be: • In the form of gas emitted from radioactive materials • In the form of liquid excreted from many research fields • In the form of solid ranging from glassware of hospitals and contaminated trash…

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  • Engineering Safety: The Chernobyl Disaster

    What is the most important element of an engineer’s job? Speed or safety? There is no doubt that most engineers choose the public’s safety as their first priority instead of speed, for even a small difference between draft and reality can lead to engineering disaster. For some engineers who hold the speed as the highest goal, they had left several sever disasters caused by flaws in their engineering design; from their unforgettable experience, engineers put more thought in to the design before…

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  • Bone Scan Case Study

    Context Bone scans are used to detect abnormalities in the bone due to its uptake in osteoblasts (Ka kit, W. and Morand, P. 2013). Patients who have bone scans are instructed not to adjust their diet prior to having a bone scan. Patients who are already booked for bone scans can be given supplements prior to their scan date and then scanned. Normal bone scans as well as scans of patients who had been on bone supplements which are of a similar body habitus will be given to radiologists who won’t…

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  • Chernobyl Disaster

    The Location of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant During the early morning of April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is located in the Ukraine, and is about 20 km south of the border of Belarus. Surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are the cities of Pripyat and Chornobyl. Pripyat is about 3 km away and had a population of about 49,000, while Chornobyl is 15 km southeast of the complex with a…

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  • Radiography Personal Statement

    Amazing, the survival rate of pregnancy among expecting mothers has improved significantly in over the years. This is due in part of pregnancy being diagnosed early enough today. This is made possible through radiographer using ultrasound machines. Having seen my wife went through all different kind of scans during the birth of my son and how the new technology helped detected early pregnancy problems, I knew that I wished to follow the part and work in a medical environment helping doctors and…

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  • Phytotherapy Essay

    medicinal plants and herbal materials. This is a very complex and difficult task because it is well known that there are many contaminants and residues present that may cause harm to the consumers of herbal medicines, e.g. naturally occurring radionuclides, toxic metals or bacteria. Apart from that, emission from factories or the residues of certain pesticides can pollute the environment and subsequently medicinal plants. Recent research has also demonstrated that herbs may absorb heavy metals…

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  • Alpha Radiation Research Paper

    The beta – plus radiation is one of the types of decay. The structure of a positron is where the proton of the beta- plus is found in the radionuclide. The nucleus then makes neutrons which then give out positrons which are beta- plus particles. When the neutron transforms into a proton, the proton stays back in the nucleus and the electron that is formed moves away with a lot energy. As the…

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  • Food Irradiation Research Paper

    IRRADIATION Food irradiation is the processing of food products by ionising radiation in order to control food borne pathogens, reduce microbial load and insect infestation, inhibit the germination of root crops, and extend the durable life of perishable produce (International Consultative Group, 1991). Application of ionizing radiation results in the radiolysis of water. This triggers the development of species such as OH−, hydrated electron and H+, which can then induce several chemical…

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