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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930297/estimated-radiation-exposure-of-german-commercial-airline-cabin-crew-in-the-years-1960-2003-modeled-using-dose-registry-data-for-2004-2015
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Daniel Wollschläger, Gaël Paul Hammer, Thomas Schafft, Steffen Dreger, Maria Blettner, Hajo Zeeb
Exposure to ionizing radiation of cosmic origin is an occupational risk factor in commercial aircrew. In a historic cohort of 26,774 German aircrew, radiation exposure was previously estimated only for cockpit crew using a job-exposure matrix (JEM). Here, a new method for retrospectively estimating cabin crew dose is developed. The German Federal Radiation Registry (SSR) documents individual monthly effective doses for all aircrew. SSR-provided doses on 12,941 aircrew from 2004 to 2015 were used to model cabin crew dose as a function of age, sex, job category, solar activity, and male pilots' dose; the mean annual effective dose was 2...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930093/a-reusable-osl-film-for-2d-radiotherapy-dosimetry
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Wouter Crijns, Dirk Adelin Vandenbroucke, Paul Leblans, Tom Depuydt
Purpose Optical stimulated luminescence (OSL) combines reusability, sub-mm resolution, and a linear dose response in a single radiation detection technology. Such a combination is currently lacking in radiotherapy dosimetry. But OSL-films have a strong energy dependent response to keV photons due to a relative high effective atomic number (Zeff). The current work studied the applicability of a 2D OSL-film with a reduced Zeff as (IMRT/VMAT) dosimeter. Methods and Materials Based on their commercial OSL-film experience, Agfa Healthcare N...
September 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927299/evaluation-of-image-quality-and-radiation-dose-of-abdominal-dual-energy-ct
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David Schmidt, Marcus Söderberg, Mats Nilsson, Håkan Lindvall, Christina Christoffersen, Peter Leander
Background Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) has conceptually been known since the late 1970s and commercially available as dual-source CT (DSCT) systems since 2006; however, the technique has not yet seen widespread implementation in routine protocols. Part of the cause for this is likely due to misconceptions about radiation dose and/or image quality when using DECT. Purpose To compare image quality and radiation dose of single-energy CT (SECT) and DECT abdominal examinations obtained in clinical practice on a second generation DSCT...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926987/the-impact-of-non-lethal-single-dose-radiation-on-tumor-invasion-and-cytoskeletal-properties
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Tim Hohmann, Urszula Grabiec, Carolin Vogel, Chalid Ghadban, Stephan Ensminger, Matthias Bache, Dirk Vordermark, Faramarz Dehghani
Irradiation is the standard therapy for glioblastoma multiforme. Glioblastoma are highly resistant to radiotherapy and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. To better understand the biological effects of irradiation on glioblastoma cells, we tested whether nonlethal irradiation influences the invasiveness, cell stiffness, and actin cytoskeleton properties. Two different glioblastoma cell lines were irradiated with 2 Gy and changes in mechanical and migratory properties and alterations in the actin structure were measured...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926797/experimental-study-of-radiation-dose-rate-at-different-strategic-points-of-the-baec-triga-research-reactor
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M Ajijul Hoq, M A Malek Soner, M A Salam, M M Haque, Salma Khanom, S M Fahad
The 3MW TRIGA Mark-II Research Reactor of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has been under operation for about thirty years since its commissioning at 1986. In accordance with the demand of fundamental nuclear research works, the reactor has to operate at different power levels by utilizing a number of experimental facilities. Regarding the enquiry for safety of reactor operating personnel and radiation workers, it is necessary to know the radiation level at different strategic points of the reactor where they are often worked...
September 9, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926610/image-similarity-evaluation-of-the-bulk-density-assigned-synthetic-ct-derived-from-mri-of-intracranial-regions-for-radiation-treatment
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Shin-Wook Kim, Hun-Joo Shin, Jin-Ho Hwang, Jin-Sol Shin, Sung-Kwang Park, Jin-Young Kim, Ki-Jun Kim, Chul-Seung Kay, Young-Nam Kang
OBJECTIVE: Various methods for radiation-dose calculation have been investigated over previous decades, focusing on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only. The bulk-density-assignment method based on manual segmentation has exhibited promising results compared to dose-calculation with computed tomography (CT). However, this method cannot be easily implemented in clinical practice due to its time-consuming nature. Therefore, we investigated an automatic anatomy segmentation method with the intention of providing the proper methodology to evaluate synthetic CT images for a radiation-dose calculation based on MR images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923845/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-as-a-gatekeeper-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-stress-testing-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Maros Ferencik, Thomas Mayrhofer, Michael T Lu, Pamela K Woodard, Quynh A Truong, W Frank Peacock, Fabian Bamberg, Benjamin C Sun, Jerome L Fleg, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Wolfgang Koenig, James L Januzzi, Udo Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Most patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergo noninvasive cardiac testing with a low diagnostic yield. We determined whether a combination of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and cardiovascular risk factors might improve selection of patients for cardiac testing. METHODS: We included patients from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) I and II trials who presented to the ED with acute chest pain and were referred for cardiac testing...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922140/a-point-kernel-algorithm-for-microbeam-radiation-therapy
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Charlotte Debus, Uwe Oelfke, Stefan Bartzsch
Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT) is a treatment approach in radiation therapy where the treatment field is spatially fractionated into arrays of a few tens of micrometre wide planar beams of unusually high peak doses separated by low dose regions of several hundred micrometre width. In preclinical studies, this treatment approach has proven to spare normal tissue more effectively than conventional radiation therapy, while being equally efficient in tumour control. So far dose calculations in MRT, a prerequisite for future clinical applications are based on Monte Carlo simulations...
September 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921910/100-days-with-scans-of-the-same-catphan-phantom-on-the-same-ct-scanner
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Ellen Husby, Elisabeth D Svendsen, Hilde K Andersen, Anne Catrine T Martinsen
Quality control (QC) of CT scanners is important to evaluate image quality and radiation dose. Different QC phantoms for testing image quality parameters on CT are commercially available, and Catphan phantoms are widely used for this purpose. More data from measured image quality parameters on CT are necessary to assess test methods, tolerance levels, and test frequencies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the stability of essential image quality parameters for axial and helical scans on one CT scanner over time...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921404/effectiveness-of-a-new-lead-shielding-device-and-additional-filter-for-reducing-staff-and-patient-radiation-exposure-during-videofluoroscopic-swallowing-study-using-a-human-phantom
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Yoshiaki Morishima, Koichi Chida, Yoshikazu Muroya, Yoshiya Utsumi
Interventional radiology procedures often involve lengthy exposure to fluoroscopy-derived radiation. We therefore devised a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) procedure using a human phantom that proved to protect the patient and physician by reducing the radiation dose. We evaluated a new lead-shielding device and separately attached additional filters (1.0-, 2.0-, and 3.0-mm Al filters and a 0.5-mm Cu filter) during VFSS to reduce the patient's entrance skin dose (ESD). A monitor attached to the human phantom's neck measured the ESD...
September 18, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916952/air-electron-stream-interactions-during-magnetic-resonance-igrt-skin-irradiation-outside-the-treatment-field-during-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation
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Jong Min Park, Kyung Hwan Shin, Jung-In Kim, So-Yeon Park, Seung Hyuck Jeon, Noorie Choi, Jin Ho Kim, Hong-Gyun Wu
PURPOSE: To investigate and to prevent irradiation outside the treatment field caused by an electron stream in the air generated by the magnetic field during magnetic resonance image-guided accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 20 patients who received APBI with a magnetic resonance image-guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) system were prospectively studied. The prescription dose was 38.5 Gy in 10 fractions of 3.85 Gy and delivered with a tri-cobalt system (the ViewRay system)...
September 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916945/simvastatin-enhances-radiation-sensitivity-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Georgios Karagkounis, Jennifer DeVecchio, Sylvain Ferrandon, Matthew F Kalady
INTRODUCTION: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) for rectal cancer induces variable responses, and better response has been associated with improved oncologic outcomes. Our group has previously shown that the administration of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, commonly known as statins, is associated with improved response to neoadjuvant CRT in rectal cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to study the effects of simvastatin on colorectal cancer cells and explore its potential as a radiation-sensitizer in vitro...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915893/dosimetric-comparison-of-different-treatment-modalities-for-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Shih-Ming Hsu, Yuan-Chun Lai, Chien-Chung Jeng, Chia-Ying Tseng
BACKGROUND: The modalities for performing stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) on the brain include the cone-based linear accelerator (linac), the flattening filter-free (FFF) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) linac, and tomotherapy. In this study, the cone-based linac, FFF-VMAT linac, and tomotherapy modalities were evaluated by measuring the differences in doses delivered during brain SRT and experimentally assessing the accuracy of the output radiation doses through clinical measurements...
September 16, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914773/vitamin-d-nutritional-status-and-its-related-factors-for-chinese-children-and-adolescents-in-2010-2012
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Yichun Hu, Jing Chen, Rui Wang, Min Li, Chunfeng Yun, Weidong Li, Yanhua Yang, Jianhua Piao, Xiaoguang Yang, Lichen Yang
Vitamin D plays a critical role in calcium and phosphate metabolism and helps maintain skeletal integrity in childhood, yet vitamin D status in Chinese children and adolescents is not well documented. The aim of this study was to assess the vitamin D status and analyze the risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in Chinese children and adolescents aged 6-17 years. Serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured with a radioimmunoassay kit in 15,000 children and adolescent participants in the Chinese national nutrition and health survey (CNNHS) 2010-2012...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914745/is-digital-tomosynthesis-on-par-with-computed-tomography-for-the-detection-and-measurement-of-pulmonary-nodules
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Xiang Wen Lee, Henry M Marshall, Steven C Leong, Rachael L O'Rourke, Karin Steinke, Negar Mirjalili, Rayleen V Bowman, Ian A Yang, Kwun M Fong
Chest digital tomosynthesis (DT) has potential advantages compared to computed tomography (CT) such as radiation dose reduction. However, the role of DT in pulmonary nodule management remains investigative. We compared DT against CT for pulmonary nodule detection and size measurement. A clinical population comprising 54 nodules from 30 patients and a screening population comprising 42 nodules from 52 patients were included. Scans were independently read by two radiologists. Agreement in nodule measurements between readers and between modalities was assessed by Bland-Altman analysis using a 95% level of significance...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914613/a-novel-system-for-commissioning-brachytherapy-applicators-example-of-a-ring-applicator
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Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Michiel R van den Bosch, Robert Voncken, Mark Podesta, Frank Verhaegen
A novel system was developed to improve commissioning and quality assurance of brachytherapy applicators used in High Dose Rate (HDR). It employs an imaging panel to create reference images and to measure dwell times and dwell positions. As an example: two ring applicators of the same model were evaluated. An applicator was placed on the surface of an imaging panel and a HDR 192Ir source was positioned in an imaging channel above the panel to generate an image of the applicator, using the gamma photons of the brachytherapy source...
September 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912871/paeonol-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cells-to-radiotherapy-induced-apoptosis-due-to-downregulation-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-akt-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-pathway-and-inhibition-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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Hai-Mei Zhou, Qin-Xiang Sun, Yan Cheng
Radiotherapy is a vital and effective method to treat solid tumors. However, in many tumor types, development of resistance of cancer cells and cytotoxicity in normal tissues presents a major therapeutic problem. It is therefore crucial to identify and develop novel sensitizing agents that may improve the response to radiation therapy without causing any adverse effects. The present study aimed to investigate whether paeonol, a bioactive flavonoid, was able to confer sensitivity to radiation in human ovarian cancer cells...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912148/thermal-imaging-is-a-non-invasive-alternative-to-pet-ct-for-measurement-of-brown-adipose-tissue-activity-in-humans
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James Matthew Law, David Edward Morris, Chioma Izzi Engbeaya, Victoria Salem, Christopher Coello, Lindsay Robinson, Maduka Jayasinghe, Rebecca Scott, Roger Gunn, Eugenii Rabiner, Tricia Tan, Waljit Dhillo, Stephen Bloom, Helen Budge, Michael Symonds
Background: Obesity and its metabolic consequences are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) utilises glucose and free fatty acids to produce heat, thereby increasing energy expenditure. Effective evaluation of human BAT stimulators is constrained by current standard BAT assessment methods as positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) requires exposure to high doses of ionising radiation. Infrared thermography (IRT) is a potential non-invasive, safe alternative, although direct corroboration with PET-CT has not previously been established...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910264/estimation-and-comparison-of-the-radiation-effective-dose-during-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-examinations-on-single-source-64-mdct-and-dual-source-128-mdct
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Daryoush Khoramian, Soroush Sistani
GOAL: To estimate and compare the radiation dose associated with coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) examinations on two multi-detector CT scanners (MDCT), 64-MDCT and 128-MDCT, in daily practice. METHODS: Scan parameters of 90 patients undergoing retrospective electrocardiographic gating spiral CCTA exam were recorded during a period on a single-source 64-MDCT and a dual-source 128-MDCT, and average scan parameters were derived that were used for dosimetry...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905399/microdosimetric-measurements-of-a-clinical-proton-beam-with-micrometer-sized-solid-state-detector
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Sarah E Anderson, Keith M Furutani, Linh T Tran, Lachlan Chartier, Marco Petasecca, Michael Lerch, Dale A Prokopovich, Mark Reinhard, Vladimir L Perevertaylo, Anatoly B Rosenfeld, Michael G Herman, Chris Beltran
PURPOSE: Microdosimetry is a vital tool for assessing the microscopic patterns of energy deposition by radiation, which ultimately govern biological effect. Solid-state, silicon-on-insulator microdosimeters offer an approach for making microdosimetric measurements with high spatial resolution (on the order of tens of micrometers). These high-resolution, solid-state microdosimeters may therefore play a useful role in characterizing proton radiotherapy fields, particularly for making highly-resolved measurements within the Bragg peak region...
September 14, 2017: Medical Physics
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