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Cyclotron – it sounds like a character from a science fiction film. It’s actually a particle accelerator, a machine that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to very high speeds and energies, used to produce radioisotopes for a type of medical drugs called radiopharmaceuticals, which diagnose and treat cancer.

Nuclear gauges are devices with a radioactive source or radiation generator, which are used to measure parameters such as thickness, density, moisture and tank or column fill levels in pavements, petroleum and plastic.

Document provides information on the CNSC’s approach to regulating nuclear activities

Health care professionals from around the world will exchange the latest developments in the clinical applications of radiation oncology, radiation biology and medical physics at an IAEA conference to be held online next month.