cobalt-60


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cobalt-60

[′kō‚bȯlt ′siks·tē]
(nuclear physics)
A radioisotope of cobalt, symbol 60Co, having a mass number of 60; emits gamma rays and has many medical and industrial uses; the most commonly used isotope for encapsulated radiation sources.
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Cobalt-60 (Co-60) based radiation therapy continues to play a significant role in not only developed countries but also in developing countries where access to radiation therapy is very limited.
The pencils were developed for blood irradiation but are expected to replace cobalt-60 for applications such as food irradiation, brachytherapy and sterilization of medical equipment.
The missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico.
The Cobalt-60 is a synthetic radioactive isotope of cobalt with a half-life of 5.
Owing to the short cobalt-60 half-life, the doses significantly diminished with time.
Cobalt-60 from a medical device, improperly disposed in Saudi Arabia and loaded with scrap metal bound for Italy, exposes the challenges of inspecting cargo containers
It is pertinent to mention that ten sources of radioactive substance Cobalt-60 were found in the Mayapuri scrap market earlier this month and eight persons were hospitalised following radiation exposure.
The airlifted materials included 36 Cobalt-60 sources -- each source radioactive enough to kill a person within minutes if directly exposed.
An IAEA statement said a plane carrying 36 Cobalt-60 sources; each one radioactive enough to kill a person within minutes, reached Russia safely from Lebanon on Aug.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that a plane carrying 36 Cobalt-60 sources -- each one radioactive enough to kill a person within minutes -- arrived in Russia from Lebanon on August 30.
Personally, I have no fear of nuclear power stations, after all cobalt-60, a radioactive isotope, is used in the treatment of cancer.
To determine the tolerance doses of cutaneous and mucosal tissues of normal birds in order to provide more effective radiation treatment for tumors that have been shown to be radiation responsive in other species, ingluvial mucosa and the skin over the ingluvies of 9 ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) were irradiated in 4-Gy fractions to a total dose of either 48, 60, or 72 Gy using an isocentric cobalt-60 teletherapy unit.