The Use of Radiation in Medicine

By: Mehmet Hatip

Intro

Radiation is used in lots of fields for the benefit of humanity. It is used for energy, academics, industries, and much more. Today, I will be talking about how radiation is used in medicine.

X-Rays

The most common method of use of radiation in medicine, and by far the most famous one, is the X-ray scan. X-rays are most commonly used when the bone structure inside humans need to be seen for fractures, cracks, etc.

Therapeutic methods

Radiation is also used a lot in therapeutic conditions. Small amounts of radiation are used to treat various cancers, and other diseases that affected the thyroid gland.

Overview of uses

Radiation, overall, is used in various different parts of the body:

In the heart, nuclear medication is used to figure out the damage of a heart attack, among lots of other things.

In the lungs, nuclear medication is used to find respiratory and blood flow problems, among lots of other things.

In the bones, nuclear medication is used to check bones for fractures, infections, and arthritis, among other things.

In the brain, nuclear medication is used to find early signs of neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, among lots of other things.

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