Rectifying Radon's Record: An Open Challenge to the EPA
Jeffry A Siegel, Charles W Pennington, Bill Sacks and James S Welsh
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 28, 2016
The American Lung Association has recently led a national workgroup to develop The National Radon Action Plan: A Strategy for Saving Lives. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the lead governmental organization projected to implement this plan. The stated intent of the plan is to address the 'radon problem' in the United States, with the aim of saving 3,200 lives by the year 2020 through preventing at least a portion of the lung cancer mortality that is assumed to arise from inhali...
Adaptive Radiotherapy for Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lindsay Rowe, Andra Krauze, John Hanson and Don Yee
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 13, 2016
The addition of thoracic RT to chemotherapy for limited stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) patients provides improved local control and overall survival. Despite the improved outcomes provided by thoracic RT, LS-SCLC has a high local recurrence rate and low survival after contemporary treatments. Local control rates remain 47% at 2-years, and 5-year overall survival remains 5-10%....
Establishing Radiopharmaceutical Standards at a Nuclear Medicine Unit in Malta
Leonie Pace Vincenti, Anthony Samuel and Francis Zarb
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 02, 2016
To establish radiopharmaceutical standards in a Nuclear Medicine Department in terms of radiochemical purity. Radionuclide standards were assessed in terms of radionuclide and chemical purity as well as pH as part of a quality control (QC) programme. An accurate and complete literature search was conducted identifying the needs, specific tests and resources required for the QC programme....
Aberrant Internal Carotid Artery in the Temporal Bone: A Case Report
Mehtap Cavusoglu, Semra Duran, Eda Elverici and Arzu Ozsoy
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 31, 2016
An aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear is a rare and potentially serious vascular anomaly. Symptoms and signs of aberrant internal carotid artery are often non-specific, therefore radiographic investigation with the combination of CT scan and MRA is required for the diagnosis. It is also essential to inform physicians to avoid disastrous consequences....
Alternative Mathematical Form for Determining the Effectiveness of High-LET Radiations at Lower Doses Region
Abubaker Ali Yousif Alghoul and Muhamad Samudi Yasir
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 30, 2016
The Effectiveness of lower doses of high-LET radiations is not accurately determined by using energy-based physical parameters such as absorbed dose and radio-sensitivity parameters. Therefore, an attempt has been carried out in this research to propose alternative parameter that capable to quantify the effectiveness of these high LET radiations at lower doses regions. The linear energy transfer and mean free path for linear primary ionization are employed as distinct parameters to achieve this ...
Bowel Obstruction from Benign Adnexal Mass in an Elderly Patient
Assenza M, Rossi D, De Gruttola I, Scala A, Falaschi F and Modini C
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 25, 2016
Bowel obstruction resulting from ovarian masses is a serious complication of these diseases. This may be caused by bulky masses filling the pelvis and the abdomen, and should be carefully worked out by pre-operative imaging because of their non-specific clinical signs that may be confused with those due to other conditions such as: volvulus, cancer or adhesions....