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Effectiveness of additional lead shielding to protect staff from scattering radiation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is often complex and involves long fluoroscopic times, with significant radiation exposure to medical staff. We investigated protective effects of an additional attached lead shielding device. The lead shielding device covered with the X-ray tube table (0.125 mm lead equivalent) during ERCP procedures. Fluoroscopy scatter radiation, with or without the lead shielding device, was measured using an acrylic phantom and a radiation survey meter. Measurements...

Development of a disposable kit with fully automatic self-shielding reactor for (18)FFDG synthesis.

A self-shielding device for the synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals was developed and fabricated in this study. Radiation exposure was minimized by the self-shielding of the kit, installation of the disposable kit in the auxiliary chamber while in a shielded state, and discharge of the kit into a radioactive waste container upon completion of the synthesis process. The developed self-shielding synthesis kit was tested by synthesizing 2-[(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ([(18)F]FDG) in order to verify its perfor...

Testicular seminoma: Scattered radiation dose to the contralateral testis in the modern era.

Limited data exist on testicular dose measurements using modern radiation treatment techniques and volumes for testicular seminoma. The aim of this study was to report the testicular dose using in vivo measurements in men with testicular seminoma receiving abdominopelvic radiation therapy (APRT) and a modified dog-leg field with and without gonadal shielding.

When brain beats behavior: Neuroforecasting crowdfunding outcomes.

Although traditional economic and psychological theories imply that individual choice best scales to aggregate choice, primary components of choice reflected in neural activity may support even more generalizable forecasts. Crowdfunding represents a significant and growing platform for funding new and unique projects, causes, and products. To test whether neural activity could forecast market-level crowdfunding outcomes weeks later, 30 human subjects (14 female) decided whether to fund proposed projects des...

A novel method of utilization of hot dip galvanizing slag using the heat waste from itself for protection from radiation.

A novel, unconventional, low cost, eco-friendly and effective shielding materials have been made utilizing the hot dip galvanizing slag using the heat waste from itself, thereby saving the natural resources and preventing the environmental pollution. SEM-EDS of shielding materials indicates that the other elements are distributed in Zn element. The mass attenuation properties of shielding materials were measured using a narrow beam geometrical setup at 0.662MeV, 1.17MeV and 1.33MeV. The half value thickness...

Evolutionary dynamics of the cryptocurrency market.

The cryptocurrency market surpassed the barrier of $100 billion market capitalization in June 2017, after months of steady growth. Despite its increasing relevance in the financial world, a comprehensive analysis of the whole system is still lacking, as most studies have focused exclusively on the behaviour of one (Bitcoin) or few cryptocurrencies. Here, we consider the history of the entire market and analyse the behaviour of 1469 cryptocurrencies introduced between April 2013 and May 2017. We reveal that,...

Selective Shielding of Bone Marrow: An Approach to Protecting Humans from External Gamma Radiation.

The current feasibility of protecting emergency responders through bone marrow selective shielding is highlighted in the recent OECD/NEA report on severe accident management. Until recently, there was no effective personal protection from externally penetrating gamma radiation. In Chernobyl, first-responders wore makeshift lead sheeting, whereas in Fukushima protective equipment from gamma radiation was not available. Older protective solutions that use thin layers of shielding over large body surfaces are ...


A new proposed design of neutron shielding material-based on the commercial material Borotron UH050 with an addition of Al(OH)3-is evaluated in order to determine if its neutron and gamma shielding properties match those of a reference material, NS4FR. Neutron and gamma dosimetry measurements are performed, as well as neutron spectrometry measurements and Monte Carlo simulations. Negligible differences are found between the materials for neutron shielding, while significant differences are found for gamma s...

Radiation Attenuation and Stability of ClearView Radiation Shielding TM-A Transparent Liquid High Radiation Shield.

Radiation exposure is a limiting factor to work in sensitive environments seen in nuclear power and test reactors, medical isotope production facilities, spent fuel handling, etc. The established choice for high radiation shielding is lead (Pb), which is toxic, heavy, and abidance by RoHS. Concrete, leaded (Pb) bricks are used as construction materials in nuclear facilities, vaults, and hot cells for radioisotope production. Existing transparent shielding such as leaded glass provides minimal shielding atte...

Predictability of machine learning techniques to forecast the trends of market index prices: Hypothesis testing for the Korean stock markets.

The prediction of the trends of stocks and index prices is one of the important issues to market participants. Investors have set trading or fiscal strategies based on the trends, and considerable research in various academic fields has been studied to forecast financial markets. This study predicts the trends of the Korea Composite Stock Price Index 200 (KOSPI 200) prices using nonparametric machine learning models: artificial neural network, support vector machines with polynomial and radial basis functio...

State Institution «National Research Center for Radiation Medicine of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine» - research activities and scientific advance in 2016.

Research activities and scientific advance achieved in 2016 at the State Institution «National Research Center for Radiation Medicine of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine» (NRCRM) concerning medical problems of the Chornobyl disaster, radiation medicine, radiobiology, radiation hygiene and epidemiology in collaboration with the WHO network of medical preparedness and assistance in radiation accidents are outlined in the annual report. The report presents the results of fundamental and ap...

Radiation and criticality safety analyses for the highly-enriched uranium core removal from a research reactor.

Analysis was performed to estimate radiation levels during removal and packaging of the highly-enriched uranium core of the JM-1 SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor. Due to severe limitations of space in and around the reactor pool, the core could not be removed in the conventional manner as was done for previous SLOWPOKE defuelling operations. A transfer shield, with a balance between shielding efficacy, volume and weight was designed. Fuel depletion, Monte Carlo shielding and criticality calculations were perform...

Research and Development Spending to Bring a Single Cancer Drug to Market and Revenues After Approval.

A common justification for high cancer drug prices is the sizable research and development (R&D) outlay necessary to bring a drug to the US market. A recent estimate of R&D spending is $2.7 billion (2017 US dollars). However, this analysis lacks transparency and independent replication.

On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution: BME Technologies Have the Potential to ?Transform Our World?

Of the key technologies listed as "ready to propel industries and transform our world" in the 2017 report Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative, most fall under the scope of biomedical engineering (BME). Issued by the major market research and analysis company Frost and Sullivan [1], the report's findings are no surprise to the researchers, clinicians, and others who are heavily invested in this field.

2017 international meeting of the Global Virus Network.

The Global Virus Network (GVN) was established in 2011 to strengthen research and responses to emerging viral causes of human disease and to prepare against new viral pandemics. There are now 40 GVN Centers of Excellence and 6 Affiliate laboratories in 24 countries. The 2017 meeting was held from September 25-27 in Melbourne, Australia, and was hosted by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and the Institut Pasteur. This report highlights the recent accomplishments of GVN researchers in se...

Is lead shielding of patients necessary during fluoroscopic procedures? A study based on kyphoplasty.

To determine the benefits, risks, and limitations associated with wrapping a patient with lead shielding during fluoroscopy-guided kyphoplasty procedures as a way to reduce operator radiation exposure.

Forecasting Ocean Chlorophyll in the Equatorial Pacific.

Using a global ocean biogeochemical model combined with a forecast of physical oceanic and atmospheric variables from the NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, we assess the skill of a chlorophyll concentrations forecast in the Equatorial Pacific for the period 2012-2015 with a focus on the forecast of the onset of the 2015 El Niño event. Using a series of retrospective 9-month hindcasts, we assess the uncertainties of the forecasted chlorophyll by comparing the monthly total chlorophyll concentrat...

The capability of radial basis function to forecast the volume fractions of the annular three-phase flow of gas-oil-water.

The problem of how to precisely measure the volume fractions of oil-gas-water mixtures in a pipeline remains as one of the main challenges in the petroleum industry. This paper reports the capability of Radial Basis Function (RBF) in forecasting the volume fractions in a gas-oil-water multiphase system. Indeed, in the present research, the volume fractions in the annular three-phase flow are measured based on a dual energy metering system including the (152)Eu and (137)Cs and one NaI detector, and then mode...

Meteorological analysis of symptom data for people with seasonal affective disorder.

It is thought that variation in natural light levels affect people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Several meteorological factors related to luminance can be forecast but little is known about which factors are most indicative of worsening SAD symptoms. The aim of this meteorological analysis is to determine which factors are linked to SAD symptoms. The symptoms of 291 individuals with SAD in and near Groningen have been evaluated over the period 2003-2009. Meteorological factors linked to periods o...

Future of Rare Diseases Research 2017-2027: an IRDiRC Perspective.

Due to the remarkable global surge in activity in rare diseases research over the last six years, including contributions by the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), the Consortium's 2020 goals have been largely achieved by 2017. Though these developments are gratifying, enormous challenges remain. With this paradox in mind, IRDiRC set new global rare disease goals for the coming decade with the ultimate aim of improved health for people living with rare diseases worldwide. This article...

Assays for estimating HIV incidence: updated global market assessment and estimated economic value.

Accurate incidence estimates are needed to characterize the HIV epidemic and guide prevention efforts. HIV Incidence assays are cost-effective laboratory assays that provide incidence estimates from cross-sectional surveys. We conducted a global market assessment of HIV incidence assays under three market scenarios and estimated the economic value of improved incidence assays.

The market for reproductive tourism: an analysis with special reference to Greece.

For many people, the need for parenthood remains unfulfilled due to biological reasons and a remedy for these individuals is assisted reproduction (AR). Because of widely differing and sometimes incompatible legislations around the world related to AR, there is considerable confusion across national borders. Within Europe, Greece seems to be in a comparatively favorable position because of lower restrictions and the availability of decent quality specialized medical facilities. This research is a market stu...

The Collapse of the Price of Oil and the Importance of Fair Market Competition and Optimizing Public and Private Resources: Assessing Angola's Contraceptive Market Landscape.

Raymond E. Meyn, Jr., Ph.D. 1942-2017.

Takeo Ohnishi, PhD, 1944-2017.

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