Radiologic Science for Technologists: review for physics exam (lacey) Flashcards


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Potential energy

Is the ability to do work by virtue of position

Energy is measured in joules

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Energy

Is the ability to do work

Energy is measured in joules

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Ionization

Is the removal of an electron from an atom

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Example electromagnetic radiation

Gamma rays

Radio waves

X-rays

Microwaves

Ultraviolet

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Examples of particulates radiation

Alpha particulate and Beta particulate

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Natural environmental radiation

  • Natural environment radiation: 3 mSv/yr
  • Cosmic rays: Sun & stars
  • Terrestrial radiation: Deposits of uranium, thorium & other radionuclides in earth
  • internally deposited radionuclides: Potassium-40
  • Radon: affect us by giving us lung cancer
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Radon

  • is a radioactive gas that is produced by the natural radioactive decay of uranium.
  • it emits alpha particles and contributes radiation dose to the lungs.
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Unit of exposure

Air kerma/C/kg

Roentgen

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rem

Unit of occupational dose

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Curie or becquerel

Unit of radioactivity

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Power

the quotient of work divided by time

P=W/ T=FD/T

SI unit: joule/seconds which is watt (w)

british unit: horsepower (hp)

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Temperature Conversions

  • Tc =5/9(Tf -32)
  • Tf = 9/5 Tc + 32
  • Tk = Tc + 273
  • Tc = Tk - 273
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Law of conservation of energy

a law of science that states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only changed from one form into another or transferred from one object to another

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Oclet rule

Atoms gain, lose or share electrons with other atoms in order to fill their valence level with eight electrons.

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Centripetal

Centrifugal

The force that keeps an electron in orbit

Flying out from the center force.

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Isotopes

Atoms that have the same atomic number but different atomic mass numbers

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Radioactivity

Radioactivity is the spontaneous emission of particles and energy in order to become stable.

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Half life

is the time required for a quantity of radioactivity to be reduced to one-half its original value

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Alpha particle

is a helium nucleus that contains two protons and two neutrons

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Beta particles

Is an electron emitted from the nucleus of a radioactive atom

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Gamma rays

come from the nucleus . x-rays come from the electron cloud

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Photon

An x-ray photon is a quantum of electromagnetic energy

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Amplitude

Is one half the range from crest to valley over which the sine wave varies

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Frequency

Is the number of wavelengths that pass a point of observation per second.

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Wavelength

is the distance from one crest to another, from valley to another or from any point one the sine wave to the next corresponding point

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Relationship between the frequency an wavelength

Wavelength and frequency are inversely proportional

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Electrostatics

Is the study of stationary electric charges

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Electrodynamics

is the study of electric charges in motion

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REsistance

The degree to which an electric current is opposed

R=V/I

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Watt

Is the unit of power

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Magnetic permeability

Is the ability of a material to attract the lines of magnetic field intensity

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Magnetic susceptibility

is the ability of an object to become magnetized.

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Ferro magnetic

Ferromagnetic objects can be made into magnets by Induction

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Units of magnetism

is the tesla

1 Tesla (T)=10000 Gauss

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Diamagnetic

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Paramagnetic

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