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The Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences within the School of Integrated Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of health physics and medical physics; nuclear medicine; comprehensive medical imaging; radiochemistry; and radiography.
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As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.
With seasons derailed by the coronavirus, spring athletes take matters into their own hands to stay ready for whenever competition resumes.
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Formerly called School of Allied Health Sciences, the renamed unit has also launched new department of brain health.
A member of the UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class reflects on past adversities that led to success.
Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences In The News
Women were more likely to develop lung cancer than men, suggesting a greater sex-based vulnerability to harmful radiation.
Although meant to minimize risks to human health, the proposed new limits would still be exceeded by any conceivable near-future crewed voyage to Mars.
As particles from the sun and high-energy cosmic radiation stream constantly into their bodies, astronauts are always in danger. Radiation can cause serious health problems if it is not controlled.
Left unchecked, radiation can trigger all sorts of health issues, most notably boosting an astronaut's danger of developing cancer. So, when NASA plans missions, the agency uses a radiation exposure cap to determine how long astronauts can stay in space.
The proposed guideline would give all astronauts the same radiation limit, regardless of age and sex.
A blue-ribbon panel has endorsed NASA’s plans to revise its standard for exposing astronauts to radiation in a way that would allow women to spend more time in space.