initial radiation

Related to initial radiation: initial nuclear radiation

initial radiation

The radiation, essentially neutrons and gamma rays, resulting from a nuclear burst and emitted from the fireball within one minute after burst. See also induced radiation; residual radiation.
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Radioactive fallout poses the greatest threat to people during the first two weeks, by which time it has declined to about 1 percent of its initial radiation level.
Further analysis revealed 12 patients (27%) who developed new distinct pulmonary metastases following initial radiation (Table 3).
One lesion, on the inferior right chest wall, had residual nodularity and was boosted to a total of 76 Gy with four additional 2.5 Gy fractions three weeks after finishing his initial radiation. During his course of radiation, the patient was treated with antibiotic therapy for secondary impetigo.
For patients who cannot be treated with conventional or sphincter-sparing, organ-preserving surgery upfront, the recommendation is to provide chemoradiation, with initial radiation to the primary site, groins, and pelvis, and concurrent week cisplatin at a dose of 30-40 mg/[m.sup.2] per week.
He was simply surviving, having undergone 21 initial radiation treatments after a biopsy taken in 2006 during a routine physical determined that the lump under his right arm was lymphoma.
Locally recurrent prostate cancer after initial radiation therapy: a comparison of salvage radical prostatectomy versus cryotherapy.
The Amman Ministry of Water & Irrigation has in any case cast doubt over the high initial radiation readings recorded at the Disi wells.
Salvage therapy is given in the context of a detectable PSA after initial surgery or a rising PSA profile after initial radiation therapy.
"In Chernobyl, there was acute exposure to a high level of radiation, and 29 people died from it," he said, referring to the initial radiation deaths within the first days and weeks.
Washington, Oct 2(ANI): A new study has revealed that initial chemotherapy alone is as effective as initial radiation therapy for patients who have undergone surgery for removal of very malignant brain tumour.
(2) The Society recommends initial radiation treatment with 40 Gy in 20 fractions with a 2-cm margin for tumors smaller than 5 cm, and 50 Gy in 25 fractions for larger tumors.
In this study the mean onset time was 12 or 28 months following radiation therapy depending on which treating facility provided the initial radiation therapy.

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