Value-Added Electrodiagnostics: Targeting Interventions for Fall Risk Reduction.
Abstract Walking confers numerous health benefits, particularly for middle-aged and older patients with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Nevertheless, it brings a risk of injurious falls, especially among populations with diabetes and metabolic syndrome-related distal neuromuscular decline and frank neuropathy. Those who stand to benefit most from walking are at greatest risk. Development of practical clinical tools to more precisely quantify neuromuscular function and link it to mobility outcomes will help clinicians target interventions toward those at risk for falls. Electrodiagnosis, with inclusion of several ...
Source: Health Physics - October 10, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Hearn SL, Richardson JK Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Detecting Toxic Myopathies as Medication Side Effect.
Abstract The goal of this article is to provide physiatrists, neurologists, and neuromuscular medicine physicians a framework that can be easily used in the process of evaluating, identifying, and treating patients with toxic myopathies. This review attempts to classify these rare but potentially deadly conditions in clinical patterns and distinguishes the cellular mechanisms in which the offending agents tend to impact the structure and function of myocytes. PMID: 30293621 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 10, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Gerena-Maldonado E Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Predicting Recovery from Peripheral Nerve Trauma.
This article discusses nerve-specific information as well. PMID: 30293626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 10, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Robinson LR Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Steering Peripheral Neuropathy Workup.
Abstract Learning to recognize the various clinical and electrodiagnostic patterns of peripheral neuropathy enables a targeted approach to etiologic investigation, and subsequently guides patient discussions of self-management, disease course, and prognosis. Moreover, as advancements in neuropathology and pharmacotherapy inform the many etiologies of polyneuropathy, it is imperative for clinicians to identify the underlying etiology to appropriately guide treatment options and prevent complications. PMID: 30293629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 10, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Arnold ML Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Health physics society • 2018 affiliate members
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Health Physics Society Affiliate Members Source Type: research

THE HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY: An Affiliate of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Health Physics Society Prospectus Source Type: research

Consolidation of Health Physics Computer Codes: Sustainable Gains in Efficiency, Innovation, and Collaboration
A decade ago, the nuclear power industry in the United States was on the verge of a nuclear renaissance with the potential to create jobs, funding streams, and great demand for radiation protection personnel. However, based on the high capital investment cost of building and licensing nuclear reactors and declining fossil fuel prices, the renaissance did not reach its full potential. Radiation protection initiatives were developed to bring attention to the profession in order to increase funding for the health physics community during these times of declining resources. It is now essential that the community be innovative ...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Note Source Type: research

Medical Professional Radiation Dosimeter Usage: Reasons for Noncompliance
The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes of occupationally exposed employees at a large teaching hospital about wearing their assigned personal radiation dosimeters. A 16‐question multiple-answer survey was used to report the reasons why medical professionals may not wear their dosimetry during procedures involving ionizing radiation. In all, 302 employees responded to the survey. The majority of respondents who reported always or almost always wearing their dosimeters do so because they consider themselves well informed concerning the importance of personal dosimetry measurement and appreciate the importanc...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Operational Topics Source Type: research

Nuclear and Radiological Source Security Culture Assessment of Radioactive Material Users at a University
Securing radioactive sources has become increasingly important given the rising threat of radiological terrorism. While radiation safety has long been established in most applicable industries, the importance of nuclear and radiological source security has lagged behind in nonnuclear material specific industries, such as academic institutions and medical facilities. To evaluate the attitudes and behaviors regarding nuclear security culture, an assessment of nuclear and radiological material practices was developed and conducted on 73 radioactive material users at a university. The survey portion of the assessment was compr...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Operational Topics Source Type: research

The Evolving Role of the Medical Radiation Safety Officer
This article considers how such changes have impacted the roles and responsibilities of the medical facility radiation safety officer. To supplement the personal experiences of the authors, a questionnaire soliciting voluntary feedback was submitted to a group of medical radiation safety officers. Several common themes emerged in the responses received, confirming that the role of the medical radiation safety officer has indeed changed concurrent with the changes occurring in medicine, frequently due to changing regulations and accreditation requirements in response to new and novel imaging and treatment modalities. Today&...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Forum Articles Source Type: research

Reflections on Basic Science Studies Involving Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation
Investigation of health effects of low doses of radiation as a field of study has been riddled with difficulties since its inception. In this document we will use 100 mGy as the cutoff upper limit for low-dose radiation, borrowing this definition from the U.S. Department of Energy, although other agencies and researchers sometimes include up to five‐fold higher doses under the same title. Difficulties in this area of research are most often ascribed to the fact that effects of low doses of radiation are subtle and difficult to distinguish from the plethora of other low-grade stresses. Thus, for example, most epidemiologi...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Forum Articles Source Type: research

The Impact of Military Women in Health Physics
Some of the finest women in the U.S. military serve with distinction in the health physics field. These talented women consistently rise above the norm and lead the way in science and in military service. There are over 200 military health or medical physicists, 35 (17%) of whom are female, supporting over one million Department of Defense personnel. They serve in the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. Health physics and medical physics career fields in the military provide a unique opportunity for women to excel, and they have made monumental contributions to the medical community, to the military, and to the nation. This pa...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Forum Articles Source Type: research

Presidential Perspectives: Women’s Views From the Top
This paper presents the perspectives of past presidents of the Health Physics Society who also happen to be women. Only 6 out of 63 Society presidents have been women, and of these six, five are still living and briefly reflect on their experiences here, alongside a brief discussion of the first female president of the Society. These perspectives provide historical insight into the evolution and happenings of the Society as well as adding personal touches to the office of the president that hopefully will encourage junior Society members to consider serving. (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Forum Articles Source Type: research

A Brief Review—EPR Dosimetry and the Use of Animal Teeth as Dosimeters
This article summarizes the findings of animal electron paramagnetic resonance studies and outlines what is still unknown. (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

A Radiation Weather Station: Development of a Continuous Monitoring System for the Collection, Analysis, and Display of Environmental Radiation Data
Due to heightened fear surrounding the possibility of future terrorism involving nuclear weapons and radiological dispersive devices, compounded by nonroutine nuclear power plant releases such as from emergencies or accidents, interest in contamination levels of environmental radiation has spiked. This project sought to develop a continuously operational radiation-monitoring system, with graphically visualized data easily accessible to the public. Because this continuing project is housed at a university facility, it bears no connection to perceived political or commercial interests, generally increasing the credibility of...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

Trust—what Connects Science to Daily Life
Seven years have passed since the Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011. The actions taken by the Japanese government, such as issuing evacuation orders and setting decontamination and food safety standards, created huge confusion in society that led to a breakdown of trust. The residents of Suetsugi, a small village located about 30 km south of the plant, sought to understand and overcome the effects of radiation by measuring contamination and personal dose, etc. In my work through Ethos in Fukushima (a nonprofit organization in Iwaki, Fukushima), I learned that trust&m...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

Setup and Characterization of a 137CS Dosimetry Calibration Source in a Space-constrained Environment
Proper characterization of 137Cs sources used for dosimeter calibration and performance testing is crucial for accurate and precise knowledge of air kerma rate and delivered dose. A 269 GBq 137Cs source was relocated to a new facility, which had a footprint of approximately 2.8 m × 3.6 m and a 3.4 m high ceiling. A small room size, such as in the new facility, may significantly increase backscatter from the walls or room return. Due to the limited source strength, a relatively close irradiation position of 1.00 m from the source was selected to decrease required exposure times. Proximity to the small but cylindrical ...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

Residual Optically Stimulated Luminescent (OSL) Signals for Al2O3: C and a Readout System With Reproducible Partial Signal Clearance
This study builds on former research by examining the behavior of optically stimulated luminescent signals after annealing, exploring the functionality of a previously developed signal loss model, and comparing uncertainties for dosimeters reused with or without annealing. For a completely annealed dosimeter, the minimum signal level was 56 ± 8 counts, and readings followed a Gaussian distribution. For dosimeters above this signal level, the fractional signal loss due to the reading process has a linear relationship with the calculated signal. At low signal levels (below 20,000 counts) in this optically stimulated l...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

The Uptake and Translocation of 99Tc, 133Cs, 237Np, and 238U Into Andropogon Virginicus With Consideration of Plant Life Stage
Hydroponic uptake studies were conducted to evaluate the uptake and translocation of 99Tc, 133Cs (stable analog for 137Cs), 237Np, and 238U into established and seedling Andropogon virginicus specimens under controlled laboratory conditions. Plant specimens were grown in analyte-spiked Hoagland nutrient solution for 24 h, 3 d, and 5 d. Translocation to shoots was greatest for 99Tc and 133Cs, likely due to their analogous nature to plant nutrients, while 238U (and 237Np to a lesser extent) predominantly partitioned to root tissue with less extensive translocation to the shoots. Plant age contributed significantly to differe...
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

Women in the Radiation Sciences and the Importance of Building Community
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Introduction Source Type: research

Women in the Radiation Sciences and the Importance of Building Community.
PMID: 30260846 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Martinez NE Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Setup and Characterization of a 137CS Dosimetry Calibration Source in a Space-constrained Environment.
Abstract Proper characterization of Cs sources used for dosimeter calibration and performance testing is crucial for accurate and precise knowledge of air kerma rate and delivered dose. A 269 GBq Cs source was relocated to a new facility, which had a footprint of approximately 2.8 m × 3.6 m and a 3.4 m high ceiling. A small room size, such as in the new facility, may significantly increase backscatter from the walls or room return. Due to the limited source strength, a relatively close irradiation position of 1.00 m from the source was selected to decrease required exposure times. Proximity to the small but ...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Mapes JL, Liu K, Abraham SA, Wilhelm AS, Latosz LV, Kearfott KJ Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Trust-what Connects Science to Daily Life.
Abstract Seven years have passed since the Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011. The actions taken by the Japanese government, such as issuing evacuation orders and setting decontamination and food safety standards, created huge confusion in society that led to a breakdown of trust. The residents of Suetsugi, a small village located about 30 km south of the plant, sought to understand and overcome the effects of radiation by measuring contamination and personal dose, etc. In my work through Ethos in Fukushima (a nonprofit organization in Iwaki, Fukushima), I le...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Ando R Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

A Radiation Weather Station: Development of a Continuous Monitoring System for the Collection, Analysis, and Display of Environmental Radiation Data.
Abstract Due to heightened fear surrounding the possibility of future terrorism involving nuclear weapons and radiological dispersive devices, compounded by nonroutine nuclear power plant releases such as from emergencies or accidents, interest in contamination levels of environmental radiation has spiked. This project sought to develop a continuously operational radiation-monitoring system, with graphically visualized data easily accessible to the public. Because this continuing project is housed at a university facility, it bears no connection to perceived political or commercial interests, generally increasing ...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Lynch RA, Smith T, Jacobs MC, Frank SJ, Kearfott KJ Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

A Brief Review-EPR Dosimetry and the Use of Animal Teeth as Dosimeters.
This article summarizes the findings of animal electron paramagnetic resonance studies and outlines what is still unknown. PMID: 30260850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Harshman A, Johnson T Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Presidential Perspectives: Women's Views From the Top.
Abstract This paper presents the perspectives of past presidents of the Health Physics Society who also happen to be women. Only 6 out of 63 Society presidents have been women, and of these six, five are still living and briefly reflect on their experiences here, alongside a brief discussion of the first female president of the Society. These perspectives provide historical insight into the evolution and happenings of the Society as well as adding personal touches to the office of the president that hopefully will encourage junior Society members to consider serving. PMID: 30260851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Roessler G, McBurney R, Pryor KH, Hamrick B, Kirner NP, Martinez NE Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

The Impact of Military Women in Health Physics.
Abstract Some of the finest women in the U.S. military serve with distinction in the health physics field. These talented women consistently rise above the norm and lead the way in science and in military service. There are over 200 military health or medical physicists, 35 (17%) of whom are female, supporting over one million Department of Defense personnel. They serve in the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. Health physics and medical physics career fields in the military provide a unique opportunity for women to excel, and they have made monumental contributions to the medical community, to the military, and to t...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: VanHorne-Sealy J Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Reflections on Basic Science Studies Involving Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation.
Abstract Investigation of health effects of low doses of radiation as a field of study has been riddled with difficulties since its inception. In this document we will use 100 mGy as the cutoff upper limit for low-dose radiation, borrowing this definition from the U.S. Department of Energy, although other agencies and researchers sometimes include up to five-fold higher doses under the same title. Difficulties in this area of research are most often ascribed to the fact that effects of low doses of radiation are subtle and difficult to distinguish from the plethora of other low-grade stresses. Thus, for example, m...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Paunesku T, Woloschak G Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

The Evolving Role of the Medical Radiation Safety Officer.
This article considers how such changes have impacted the roles and responsibilities of the medical facility radiation safety officer. To supplement the personal experiences of the authors, a questionnaire soliciting voluntary feedback was submitted to a group of medical radiation safety officers. Several common themes emerged in the responses received, confirming that the role of the medical radiation safety officer has indeed changed concurrent with the changes occurring in medicine, frequently due to changing regulations and accreditation requirements in response to new and novel imaging and treatment modalities. Today'...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Berry K, Elder D, Kroger L Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Nuclear and Radiological Source Security Culture Assessment of Radioactive Material Users at a University.
Abstract Securing radioactive sources has become increasingly important given the rising threat of radiological terrorism. While radiation safety has long been established in most applicable industries, the importance of nuclear and radiological source security has lagged behind in nonnuclear material specific industries, such as academic institutions and medical facilities. To evaluate the attitudes and behaviors regarding nuclear security culture, an assessment of nuclear and radiological material practices was developed and conducted on 73 radioactive material users at a university. The survey portion of the as...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Rane S, Harris JT, Foss EK, Sheffield C Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Medical Professional Radiation Dosimeter Usage: Reasons for Noncompliance.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes of occupationally exposed employees at a large teaching hospital about wearing their assigned personal radiation dosimeters. A 16-question multiple-answer survey was used to report the reasons why medical professionals may not wear their dosimetry during procedures involving ionizing radiation. In all, 302 employees responded to the survey. The majority of respondents who reported always or almost always wearing their dosimeters do so because they consider themselves well informed concerning the importance of personal dosimetry measurement and apprecia...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: McCulloch MM, Fischer KW, Kearfott KJ Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Consolidation of Health Physics Computer Codes: Sustainable Gains in Efficiency, Innovation, and Collaboration.
Abstract A decade ago, the nuclear power industry in the United States was on the verge of a nuclear renaissance with the potential to create jobs, funding streams, and great demand for radiation protection personnel. However, based on the high capital investment cost of building and licensing nuclear reactors and declining fossil fuel prices, the renaissance did not reach its full potential. Radiation protection initiatives were developed to bring attention to the profession in order to increase funding for the health physics community during these times of declining resources. It is now essential that the commun...
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Bush-Goddard SP, Shaffer VA, Norman KJ Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Health physics society • 2018 affiliate members.
HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY • 2018 AFFILIATE MEMBERS. Health Phys. 2018 Nov;115(5):658 Authors: PMID: 30260859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 28, 2018 Category: Physics Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Focal Salvage High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer After Primary Radiation Therapy Failure: Results From a Prospective Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that focal salvage HDR brachytherapy is well tolerated and promising. External validation is needed. PMID: 30244878 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 26, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Murgic J, Morton G, Loblaw A, D'Alimonte L, Ravi A, Wronski M, Davidson M, Haider M, Commisso K, Zhang L, Chung HT Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Implementing Radiation Therapy in Haiti: Current Status and Future Directions.
PMID: 30238894 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 23, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Gajjar SR, Bernard J, Cantave J, Ventura NC, Cornely JR, Damuse R, Gassant Heurtelou PY, Luginbuhl AJ, Raymondville M, DeGennaro V Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

A 63-Year-Old Woman With a Pineal Mass.
PMID: 30238896 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 23, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Renz P, Hasan S Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

In Reply to Lin and Golden.
PMID: 30238905 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 23, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Jang S, Rosenberg SA, Bradley KA, Kimple RJ Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Rhon DI, Snodgrass SJ, Cleland JA, Greenlee TA, Sissel CD, Cook CE. Comparison of downstream health care utilization, costs, and long-term opioid use for physical therapist management versus opioid therapy management after arthroscopic hip surgery. Phys Ther. 2018;98:348-356.
Authors: PMID: 30239966 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 23, 2018 Category: Physics Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Experience of Robotic Exoskeleton Use at Four Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers.
CONCLUSIONS: Each spinal cord injury model system center had shared and distinct practices in terms of how it integrates robotic exoskeletons into physical therapy services. There is currently little evidence to guide integration of exoskeletons into rehabilitation therapy services and a pressing need to generate evidence to guide practice and to inform patients' expectations as more devices enter the market.Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A231). PMID: 30199518 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 11, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Heinemann AW, Jayaraman A, Mummidisetty CK, Spraggins J, Pinto D, Charlifue S, Tefertiller C, Taylor HB, Chang SH, Stampas A, Furbish CL, Field-Fote EC Tags: J Neurol Phys Ther Source Type: research

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Radiation Oncology.
PMID: 30191856 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Thompson RF, Valdes G, Fuller CD, Carpenter CM, Morin O, Aneja S, Lindsay WD, Aerts HJWL, Agrimson B, Deville C, Rosenthal SA, Yu JB, Thomas CR Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Update on Requirements for Medical Dosimetry Certification in the United States.
PMID: 30191857 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Soisson E, Lembesis F, Baacke D, DeMarco ML, Herman JM Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Multicenter Trial of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: Survival and Toxicity Endpoints.
CONCLUSIONS: Dose-escalated prostate SBRT was administered with minimal toxicity in this multi-institutional study. Relapse rates compared favorably with historical controls. SBRT is a suitable option for LR and IR prostate cancer. PMID: 30191864 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Meier RM, Bloch DA, Cotrutz C, Beckman AC, Henning GT, Woodhouse SA, Williamson SK, Mohideen N, Dombrowski JJ, Hong RL, Brachman DG, Linson PW, Kaplan ID Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Choosing Wisely at the End of Life: Use of Shorter Courses of Palliative Radiation Therapy for Bone Metastasis.
CONCLUSIONS: Although guideline concordance was high overall, a large number of patients received longer courses of RT at the end of life. Strong consideration should be made for utilization of shorter courses, particularly in patients with a limited prognosis. PMID: 30191866 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Wallace AS, Fiveash JB, Williams CP, Kvale E, Pisu M, Jackson BE, Rocque GB Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Long-Term Late Toxicity, Quality of Life, and Emotional Distress in Patients With Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Treated With Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the implementation of IMRT, survivors of NPC still experience many physical symptoms that affect long-term QoL many years after treatment. Depression, anxiety, and fatigue remain common in long-term survivors and are highly correlated with QoL. PMID: 30191868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: McDowell LJ, Rock K, Xu W, Chan B, Waldron J, Lu L, Ezzat S, Pothier D, Bernstein LJ, So N, Huang SH, Giuliani M, Hope A, O'Sullivan B, Bratman SV, Cho J, Kim J, Jang R, Bayley A, Ringash J Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Radiation Therapy Is Associated With an Increased Incidence of Cardiac Events in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with SCLC are at significant risk of developing CE posttreatment; RT is associated with an absolute increase in the rate of CE at 5 years of approximately 5% for all patients with SCLC and up to 10% for patients with LS-SCLC. Cardiac risk management and cardiac-sparing RT techniques should be further evaluated for patients with SCLC. PMID: 30191870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Ferris MJ, Jiang R, Behera M, Ramalingam SS, Curran WJ, Higgins KA Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Dose Response After 90Y-radioembolization With Glass Microspheres Using 90Y-SPECT/CT-Based Voxel Dosimetry.
CONCLUSIONS: Hepatocellular carcinoma tumor dose-response curves after 90Y-radioembolization with glass microspheres showed Dmean of 160 Gy and BEDmean of 214 Gy for D50% with a positive predictive value of ∼70% and a negative predictive value of ∼62%. No complications were observed in our patient cohort for normal liver Dmean less than 44 Gy. PMID: 30191875 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Kappadath SC, Mikell J, Balagopal A, Baladandayuthapani V, Kaseb A, Mahvash A Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Expanding Access to Radiation Therapy: An Update on Brazil's Current Challenges and Opportunities.
PMID: 30191877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Moraes FY, Mendez LC, Rosa AA, Marta GN Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

In Reply to Belkacemi and Tsoutsou.
PMID: 30191880 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Zeidan YH, Habib JG, de Azambuja E, Campbell I, Andersson M, Lluch A, Di Leo A, Francis PA Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

In Regard to Sura et  al.
In Regard to Sura et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Oct 01;102(2):468-469 Authors: McClelland S, Jaboin JJ PMID: 30191881 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: McClelland S, Jaboin JJ Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

In Reply to McClelland and Jaboin.
PMID: 30191882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - September 8, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: Sura K, Lischalk JW, Vapiwala N Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research