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Is ionizing radiation a form of physical stress?
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What ionizing radiation is affected by an electric field?
Ionizing radiation is generally divided into electromagnetic radiation and particulate radiation. Charged particles are affected, and this will include protons, beta particles and alpha particles. Neutrons, another particulate form of ionizing radiation, won't be affected. Electromagnetic ionizing radiation, cosmic rays and gamma rays, are not effected.
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Is visible light a form of ionizing radiation?
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What may be thought of as a form of identification in CBRNE?
What type of radiation does a microwave oven generate?
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How much radiation does an mri use?
None. By radiation, we're referring to ionizing radiation, or radiation with high enough energy to cause molecular damage, or possibly DNA damage. Radiation therapy, CT scan, Nuclear scans and X-rays all use ionizing radiation. MRI uses magnetic fields to induce electric currents, and employs radiofrequeny waves ( a type of electromagnetic radiation) that is not ionizing radiation. It is a form of energy, and thus metal objects, and even metal in tattoos can heat up and cause burns.
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An alpha particle is a form of ionizing radiation which consists of?
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Can you classify ordinary light as ionizing radiation?
Are X-rays similar to beta rays?
What are the dangers to patients and personnel from ionizing radiation?
Ionizing radiation can disrupt biological processes within cells. It can cause cellular mutation or cellular damage, and can even kill a cell. This potential requires we consider shielding personnel from the radiation. As to a patient, that individual is being exposed to the radiation as part of an imaging or treatment plan, and a specialist will be on hand to insure that only the required or prescribed exposure is administered, and radiation protection, perhaps in the form of shielding blankets, is placed if needed over areas adjacent to the site the radiation is to be directed.
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What form of nuclear is capable of ionizing matter?
Ionizing radiation consists of subatomic particles or electromagnetic waves that are energetic enough to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, ionizing them. The occurrence of ionization depends on the energy of the impinging individual particles or waves, and not on their number. An intense flood of particles or waves will not cause ionization if these particles or waves do not carry enough energy to be ionizing. Roughly speaking, particles or photons with energies above a few electron volts (eV) are ionizing. Examples of ionizing particles are energetic alpha particles, beta particles, and neutrons. The ability of electromagnetic waves (photons) to ionize an atom or molecule depends on their wavelength. Radiation on the short wavelength end of the electromagnetic spectrum - ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays - is ionizing.
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Least penetrating form of ionizing radiation?
Can X-rays make a site radioactive?
No, they can't. X-rays, at least the high energy ones, are a form of ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation can break chemical bonds, but it cannot activate a substance. That is, X-rays cannot make a substance radioactive. Only particulate radiation can "induce" radioactivity, and that will happen according to the type of particulate radiation and the material being bombarded. Cosmic rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation even more energetic than X-rays, and even they cannot make a substance radioactive. Because X-rays cannot make a substance radioactive, they cannot make a site, a room, or an area of any kind radioactive.