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Brain Surgery and the Application of Radiation

Generally speaking, tumors that grow in the brain are often good candidates for radiosurgery. This involves an application of radiation that goes through the skull and tissue and concentrates on the targeted mass. The whole process is bloodless, so skin and skull do not have to be opened to apply. Radiosurgery is the common term for a type of radiation therapy that is usually done on the brain. Also known as stereotactic surgery, it usually involves one application of strong radiation concentrated on the tumor, yet saving the healthy normal tissue. The patient will receive radiation via linear accelerator or some radiation source directed by a collator. There will be many small beams sent through the skull into the brain converging on the mass. Radiation therapy will work both for malignant and non-malignant tumors.Types of Radiation Brain SurgeryRadiation therapy has been a great boost for the field of brain surgery. This is a technique that will not only mean less invasive methods, but the patient's cost ...


Safety Considerations For Those Working With Dangerous Substances

It is inevitable in many industries that workers will be exposed to dangerous substances, causing the need for considerable safety efforts like wearing protective clothing, such as a disposable shoe cover set or disposable shirts. A split second of simple exposure to dangerous substances can result in blindness, burns, breathing complications, and death. This is why safety should be a paramount concern and workers should keep safety in mind to prevent accident or injury when working with dangerous substances. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)The WHMIS is a detailed education program and standardized system for those working with chemicals. It includes recommendations on how to work with and store various chemicals, including those posing injury, biohazard, fire, and chronic health condition dangers. The WHMIS provides a comprehensive set of safety procedures and outlines what workers should do in the event of a mishap. The largest part of the WHMIS includes Material Safety Data Shee...


Developing A Chemical Hygiene Plan To Keep Everyone In The Lab Safe

Finding work in any kind of laboratory can be an exciting career but it can also be pretty dangerous, if you aren't careful. Most labs are full of chemicals and precision instruments that can be hazardous if misused. Knowing little or nothing about what kind of hazards can arise in your workplace can actually make you much more vulnerable to injury, which is the last thing you need at work. That is why many laboratories develop what are called Chemical Hygiene Plans, often shortened to CHPs to help to inform their workers how to monitor their use of potentially perilous substances in the lab setting. If the lab in which you work does not have its own CHP, you should sensitively suggest to one of your supervisors that you develop one, and it should include some of the following things.This may seem like a given, but be sure to have clearly posted the contact information of all important laboratory personnel. Also have easy access to numbers for Poison Control and other emergency services. Do not hesitate to ma...


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