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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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.
who helped draw up the document, observes that scientists could conceivably pick up another civilization's leakage radiation without ever knowing whether it was a deliberate attempt at communication.
However, unfortunately in the present time we must collimate our incident beam very severely to minimize the leakage radiations in order to maintain very low background radiation level in our neutron guide hall to aviod possible influence to neighboring experiments.