Podcast - Men in Lead Aprons

Welcome to the Center for Radiological Research podcast "Men in Lead Aprons"... A podcast where we will cover everything you might want to know about radiation. The good, the bad, and the not-yet-known!

Men in Lead Aprons

Episode 1: Radiation, A Two-Edged Sword

In Episode 1, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, discuss the pros and cons of radiation use/exposure and give an overview of the topics to come on future episodes of Men in Lead Aprons.

Episode 2: Nuclear Power and Fukushima

In Episode 2 your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, discuss the pros and cons of nuclear power and what exactly happened at the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan.

Episode 3: CT Scans

In Episode 3: CT Scans your hosts, Dr. Hall and Dr. Brenner, discuss a brief history of CT Scans, how they work, and what we currently know about their effects on the human body.

Episode 4: Mammograms

In Episode 4, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, are excited to welcome their first guest to the Men in Lead Aprons podcast: Dr. Eileen P. Connolly from the Dept. of Radiation Oncology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. The three will discuss Mammograms, the new recommended guidelines for Mammogram screening, and the related political/scientific controversies.

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Episode 5: Treating Breast Cancer with Radiation

In Episode 5, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, are excited to welcome back their first guest to the Men in Lead Aprons podcast Dr. Eileen P. Connolly from the Dept. of Radiation Oncology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center where the three will discuss the current treatment options, including radiation, for breast cancer.

Episode 6: Those Whole-Body Scanners in Airports

In Episode 6, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, are excited to welcome a new guest to the Men in Lead Aprons podcast, Dr. Sally Amundson, where the three will discuss the current state of whole-body scanners at the airport.

Episode 7: Radon - Risk and Remedy

In Episode 7, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, discuss Radon (Rn), where it comes from, its health hazards for humans, and much more!

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Episode 8: Making the Radiotherapy Decision

In Episode 8, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, discuss "Making the Radiotherapy Decision", what are your treatment options, how do those treatments work, and much more.

Episode 9: Dirty Bombs

In Episode 9, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, discuss "Dirty Bombs", what they are, their current spike in news coverage, and much more.

Episode 10: Far-UVC Light and the Fight Against Superbugs

In Episode 10, your hosts, Dr. Eric Hall and Dr. David Brenner, discuss the Center for Radiological Research far-UVC light project, its goals, and how it was inspired. Additionally, Dr. Brenner recently gave a TED Talk on the project which can be viewed below. Enjoy!

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