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P3.1 Medical Applications of Physics



Physics has many applications in the field of medicine. These include the uses of
Xrays and ultrasound for scanning, and of light for image formation with lenses
and endoscopes.

P3.1.1 XRays
Xrays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. They have a very short wavelength and…

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P3.1 Medical Applications of Physics



suspensory ligaments.

Correction of vision using convex and concave lenses to produce an image on the retina:

Long sight, caused by the eyeball being too short, or the eye lens being unable to focus
Short sight is caused by the eyeball being too long, or…

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