stochastic effects


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stochastic effects

effects produced at random without a threshold dose level, the probability of their occurrence being proportional to the dose and their severity being independent of it. In radiation safety, the main stochastic effects are carcinogenesis and genetic mutation.
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Radiologists' efforts should be wide ranging but can initially be targeted at pediatric patients who are at the greatest risk for stochastic effects.
To do this, we used a tree-dimensional model of viral dynamics under stochastic effects.
16) This is the population that we believe is at the highest risk for potential stochastic effects.
Control measures, evolving contact patterns, stochastic effects, and potential acquired immunity will all impact this doubling time (equivalently, the growth in case counts) and ultimately lead to a flattening of the growth observed to date.

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