Medical Physics and Radioactivity
This resource, developed by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), contains a presentation and teachers' notes with worksheets. It illustrates the uses of radioactivity in medicine.
The presentation describes:
• different types of radioactivity
• detection and measurement
• the use of radioisotopes as tracers in a bone scan and to investigate lung and kidney function
• Positron Emission Tomography (PET scan)
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Resource by: Institute of Physics