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