leakage radiation


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leakage radiation

[lē′kij]
Etymology: ONorse, leka, to drip; L, radiare, to emit rays
radiation, exclusive of the primary beam, that is emitted through the housing of equipment used in radiation therapy and radiography.
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As shown in Figure 12(b), due to field leakage radiation of the vertical slot, the maximum radiation direction is along the -x axis.
Picking up this kind of leakage radiation, which weakens rapidly with distance, would probably require aliens to employ a radio telescope larger than any in use now on Earth.
Sinha also points out that shorter treatment times with RapidArc reduce the amount of scatter and leakage radiation to the rest of the body, compared to conventional IMRT.