A number of incidents where operator error as well as hardware and software problems have resulted in patients receiving incorrect radiotherapy doses that have resulted in patient injuries and sometimes death. Recent years, the famous case in radiation treatment is the fatal overdose doses left the patient, Scott Jerome-Parks, deaf, struggling to see, unable to swallow, burned, with his teeth falling out, with ulcers in his mouth and throat, nauseated, in severe pain and finally unable to breathe at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan.
Participation in the MD Anderson 1st Year Medical Student Program would provide a research based experience that would catalyze my goals for the future. Investigations with results that could prove practical towards my patients at the bedside are of great interest to me. This has sparked my attention towards translational medicine as a promising area of investigation. I believe the field of radiomics in particular has tremendous potential for clinical applications in direct patient care, especially in the field of oncology. Radiomics lies at the juncture of what I believe to be extremely exciting science in the coming future of personalized medicine. This is what prompted me to approach Dr. Rivka Colen (desired mentor), of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, to conduct research in her lab. An interplay between research and clinical treatment such as the way Dr. Colen implements will be one of the grounds that I intend to structure my own practice around. The MD Anderson 1st Year Medical Student Program would help me achieve the first steps towards conducting research in my career as a physician-scientist. After this research experience, I hope to have a better understanding of my place in the world of
The Chernobyl accident was probably the worst possible catastrophe that could happen in a nuclear power station. It was the only one in history of nuclear power. It resulted in a total meltdown of the reactor core, a hardcore emission of radionuclides, and early deaths of only 31 persons and thousands of people were displaced from their homes permanently. The Explosion released about 300 MCi of radioactive substances, including about 40 &100 MCi of short-lived radioiodines. The social and psychologic stresses that followed have been enormous. There are many lessons taught by this disaster, locally as well as internationally about nuclear dangers and the RMBK reactors faults have been discovered and corrective actions have been taken the damage has caused a mark in history, and this damage will never be forgotten.
Before the dentist even examines any patient “clinically” , a dental assistant will typically take radiographs, or “x-rays”, of the patient. One main type of a dental radiographic image would be a panoramic radiograph. Panoramic X-rays show a wide screen view of the teeth, temporomandibular (jaw) joints, sinuses, and the nasal area. These radiographic pictures show
‘The Big Bang theory’ is a theory that has become widely accepted because of its proficiency in simply explaining the three major cosmological observations. Those three observations are: the expansion of the universe as measured by the redshift of light released from galaxies, the presence of the cosmic background radiation and, the comparative amounts of hydrogen, helium, and deuterium in the universe.
Wilhelm Roentgen was a German physicist who discovered x-rays. Not only was his discover useful for his time period, but for ours as well. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was born March 27, 1845 in Remscheid, Germany. At the age of 3, Roentgen attended the Institute of Martinus Herman van Doorn. Roentgen also attended Ambachtsschool in 1862, where he was later expelled due to an altercation with a teacher. Three years later, Wilhelm studied mechanical engineering at the Federal Polytechnic Institute after not being admitted to University of Uterecht. He also researched topics such as capillary action of fluids, elasticity, piezoelectricity and more. Later in 1869, Wilhelm graduated from the University of Zurich and received his Ph.D. From 1874-1900, Wilhelm worked as a lecturer or professor and was apart of the chair of physics at many universities such as the universities of Strasburg, Giessen, Wurzburg, and Munich. Roentgen also
Workers are protected by this policy whether they feel bullied by a supervisor, another worker, client, contractor or
Radiation is described as energy that is commonly found in x-rays, nuclear power plants, radioactive materials, sunlight, and in many more sources according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 2015). It can be used as a tool to diagnose and treat diseases. Although there are benefits of radiation, great exposure to radiation is a concern that may be linked to mutations, health problems, and even cancer. This is a problem in today’s society due to the social norms that influence the youth on beauty standards, which can lead to different forms of health issues. Indoor tanning beds have been very popular amongst young adults and used extensively to obtain different skin tone colors of their preference;
In recent decades, great advancements in this field make x-rays faster and more comfortable than before. Some offices use computerized x-rays, with clear images simplifying doctor-patient consultations. Others may have a small oral camera designed to let you view the area up close, and in color.
I 'm sorry to ask so late. Two of my radiographs were exposed to light completely. The images are mostly white. I don 't remember if you recall me showing you or not. I wanted to make sure that it was only one point instead of 5 points and if it was an undiagnostic radiograph or a technique error.
As people wait in the waiting room, they hear the screams of a little boy coming in with his father carrying him. The father rushes in to the emergency room shouting that his little boy has a broken leg and is in very much pain. The nurses sprinted to the little boy and took him to a room with a bed as fast as they could. After the nurses did everything possible to calm the little boy, the doctor came in and made sure the father was aware of what was going to happen. They nurses came in and notified him that they need to take images to see the damage. This is where the radiologic technologist team comes in. With that being said, with their years of training, radiologic technologist succeed in taking x-rays
Part 2: Describe the methodology and critically evaluate the results for TWO specified quality assurance (QA) tests you have undertaken on your MRI scanner.
As we already know UV (aka sunlight and artificial UV lighting) can cause forms of skin cancers. It seems to be common sense now days but we really don’t know how or why specifically and we also don’t really know what preventative measures actually work. As we grow up every day we expose ourselves to sunlight but unless we are going out to the beach or pool, we don’t take preventative measures to keep our skin safe from radiation and some are even attempting to do the complete opposite for beautification. After reading a few articles and doing some research on my own I have reached a valid argument to explain a few reasons why preventative measures need to be taken. In this essay I will first explain how radiation is bad for you skin and why we need to take these measures to fight for our lives.
A dental crown is the cover, or cap, that a dentist puts over one or more damaged teeth. The damage might be the result of a crack or chip in a tooth due to a sudden fall, an accident, or a sports related injury to the mouth. Sometimes, a person has a large cavity where the filling might need the protection of a crown to prevent further damage to the tooth. And sometimes, crowns are the ideal way to cover seriously stained teeth that cannot be whitened or to even out misaligned front teeth.
Over the past year, I have been working in Dr. Lewis’ Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to routine technician duties, like the general ordering and stocking of supplies, radiation safety documentation and wipetests, and maintaining chemical inventory, I’ve also been assigned to work on different projects with various Research Fellows. While working here, I have learned various skills and procedures and have used them to contribute to different experiments and teach new research technicians and fellows. I have become an integral part of our team and have been trained to play my role proficiently.