iridium-192


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iridium-192

192Ir
A radioactive isotope of iridium, half-life 73.8 days. It is commonly used in brachytherapy oncology procedures.
See also: iridium
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The oil field in Basra likely was using iridium-192 to test flaws in materials used for oil and gas pipelines in a process called industrial gamma radiography.
The Iridium-192, which could have been lethal for anyone not trained
Nuclear expert Mark Hibbs of the Carnegie Endowment claims that Iridium-192, can be used to make a radiological weapon, or 'dirty bomb,' though it would require much more of it than is found in its most common uses, the Daily Mail reported.
We found iridium-192 ([.sup.192.Ir]) NPs to be the appropriate material for studying clearance kinetics because of the very low solubility of Ir, even as an NP (Kreyling and Scheuch 2000; Semmler et al.
The effective attenuation in water of the gamma rays of gold-198, iridium-192, cesium-137, radium-226 and cobalt-60.
Studsvik said that one of its shipments containing radioactive iridium-192 was found to have an abnormally high radiation level when measurements were taken on receipt in New Orleans, USA.
It utilizes tiny gammaradiating Iridium-192 seeds encased in a source ribbon and delivered through a catheter to the site of the blockage.