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Synonyms for iridium

a heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA defines) Iridium-192, a highly unstable isotope which emits both electrons and gamma-rays, as a category-2 radioactive substance.
The International Atomic Energy Agency defines iridium-192 as a category-2 radioactive substance.
official said separately that Iraq had reported a missing specialized camera containing highly radioactive Iridium-192 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Vienna-based U.N.
A radiography device using Iridium-192 has reportedly been stolen from an oil service company since last November.
the radioactive Iridium-192 was found on a footbridge in Tabasco
The stolen material is known as Iridium-192, which has both industrial and medical applications.
Significant isotopes in the brachytherapy market are cesium-131(Cs-131), iodine-125 (I-125), palladium-103 (Pd-103), and iridium-192 (Ir-192).
Because treatment to date has not been successful for Muffin, we used a specialised technique known as brachytherapy, which is a form of radiotherapy."Vet Meredith Smith added: "I have inserted wires impregnated with a radioactive material (Iridium-192) into the affected area.
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We studied the disappearance of NPs from the epithelium by sequential lung retention and clearance and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) measurements in healthy adult Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats at various times over 6 months after administration of a single 60- to 100-min intratracheal inhalation of iridium-192 ([.sup.192.Ir])-radiolabeled NPs.