For most types of radiotherapy to the brain, head or neck area, patients wear a mask to ensure they are in the right position for treatment. These masks are made of thermoplastic and shaped to the face.
Scientists around the world use radiation to understand and preserve history. In the Albanian National Museum of History, researchers are working with non-destructive methods such as x-rays to study old portraits and metal objects.
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has launched an international procurement process for the design of facilities to manage legacy radioactive waste in Georgia. The SSM is coordinating the two-year EU project as well as providing one-sixth of the EUR1 million (USD1.1 million) funding.
10 Apr (NucNet): Commercial operation of the Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant in southwest Finland could be delayed by a further two months after utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced today that the plant supplier is reviewing the schedule.