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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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Additionally, holding radiographers accountable for excessive x-ray exposure will be very difficult.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women be counseled that x-ray exposure from a single diagnostic procedure does not result in harmful fetal effects.
The highest X-ray exposure from imaging procedures is from CT scans and fluoroscopy.
The study begins with the conjecture that the number of physicians can be used as a measure of X-ray exposure.
He emphasized that the effect of X-ray exposure was cumulative.
In addition, the DR system incorporates a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, helping to reduce patient X-ray exposure.
Suitability for multi-user environment of low x-ray exposure for users.
This is achieved using computer-controlled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-ray exposure.
You simply place it beneath the X-ray tube, make an X-ray exposure, and rapidly get an accurate reading.
We do a better job of keeping track of the oil changes in our car than of the X-ray exposure to our bodies.
79) and the mean number of sessions involving some form of X-ray exposure was 5.
The radiographer will make the x-ray exposure and let you know when you can exhale.