Inside Story - Physics in medicine

Inside Story - Physics in medicine
Publication Date: June, 2006
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource shows students how physics is used in medicine.

The resource allows students to examine results from PET and MRI scans, colonoscopies and radiotherapy on patients.

The aim of this exercise is for students to examine how physics can be used in everyday life.

Students work their way through each test, comparing results and diagnosing possible diseases.

Additional Information

This resource is based on Flash technology and so doesn't work on iPads.

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