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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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With high-quality image sensors, Canon Digital Radiography detectors provide excellent diagnostic images as a result of a pixel pitch of 125 microns, and the detectors with CsI scintillators result in minimal patient X-ray exposure.
Among those to be featured during AHRA is Canon's Flat Panel Detector line - light-weight detectors that incorporate high-quality image sensors with low x-ray exposure to the patient, with select models that feature 125-micron pixel pitch and Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillators.
Another benefit of the system, according to Neil Livingstone, is that patients no longer need to be imaged on a daily basis, avoiding the need for additional X-ray exposure during conventional imaging.
Instead, clinicians may use low-viscosity saline which reduces inflation/deflation time up to 50% and may reduce x-ray exposure to the patient and clinicians.
Easy to install, use and maintain, it provides seamless integration, from X-ray exposure to print or softcopy.
Special online tools on the Image Gently Web site offer important resources for parents, including a downloadable wallet-size card to help parents track their children's X-ray exposure.
5 times greater than the product of the risk from the mutation and the X-ray exposure.
Its findings about X-ray exposure refer to past X-ray exposure levels that were much higher than the levels today.
The detector produces a preview image in just seconds after X-ray exposure, allowing users to quickly assess the quality of positioning and proceed with the next exam.
The device snaps on the cone of the NOMAD Pro to reduce the x-ray exposure from a 6 centimeter circle to a 3 by 4 centimeter rectangle, matching the size and shape of a #2 dental image receptor.