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cold spot

In radiation oncology, a tissue region that is exposed to much less radiation than neighboring tissues.

cold spot

An area on a nuclear medicine scan in which no radioactive tracer is taken up, indicative of nonfunctioning tissue in a gland or other structure.
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Increasing the discharge current will elevate the cold spot temperature.
The matched whey protein gel was used as a model for studying the heating pattern and locating cold spots in microwave-processed beef gravy trays.
Ever since the discovery of that extracold cold spot, scientists have been debating its meaning.
They become hotter faster than other food ingredients around them -- one reason why microwaved foods have hot and cold spots.
If produced in the early Universe, textures would interact with light from the CMB to leave a set of characteristic hot and cold spots.
Hay Group analysed pay trends by location from 1999 to 2004 to create a new 'Pay Barometer' of Britain's salary hot spots - mapping the biggest growth regions and identifying pay cold spots.
Washington, September 24 (ANI): A new analysis by scientists has determined that a billion-light-year-wide cold spot in the universe, which was found in 2004, is merely a statistical artifact, and one that's really nothing special.
If you live in a cold spot, sow the seed indoors in spring and plant it out when all danger of frost has gone.
They land upon pink noses and leave a cold spot there.
A survey by the Home Heat Helpline and Help the Aged found the region is a cold spot when it comes to giving pensioners support with heating.
The Cold Spot Efficiency Fridge has a number of compartments with individual doors so people don't need to let all of the cold air out each time they want to get some food.
Plant out early flowering chrysanthemums in mild areas, but later if you live in a cold spot.