Gamma Rays (P4)

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  • Created by: caits
  • Created on: 11-04-14 14:20

Gamma rays:

  • Transverse waves
  • Electromagnetic
  • Highest frequency waves
  • Can pass through flesh and bones
  • Can kill cells


  • Treatment for cancer
  • Sterilise hospital equipment
  • As tracers

Using gamma to treat cancer:

  • Wide and low intensity gamma rays are focused on tumour using a gamma kife.
  • Rotated around the patient with tumour at the


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