Uses of ionising radiation



Yes, radioactive stuff and the radiation it emits might seem scary, but it can be tremendously useful, too.  In this video, we’ll look in detail at the use of ionising radiation in medicine, in industry, and elsewhere.  Enjoy!

Key Words

particle, isotope, half-life, alpha, beta, gamma, radiation dose, sievert, carbon dating, radioactive tracer, tracer, medicine, kidney scan, thyroid gland, technetium-99m, iodine-131, positron, antiparticle, radiotheraphy, PET, positron emission tomography, thickness monitoring, smoke detector, leak testing