Medical Physics

See how medical physics is impacting on our lives from treatment to diagnosis.

1. How CAT scans work Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

How CAT scans work

A walkthrough the basics of how a CAT scan works and a description what happens during a CAT scan.

2. Introduction to fMRI Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

Introduction to fMRI

An explanation of functional magnetic resonance imaging which measure brain activity

3. Physics of Ultrasound Rated: 1/5 by physics.org users

Physics of Ultrasound

Understand how ultrasound can let you see inside the body

4. MRI - the magnetic miracle Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

MRI - the magnetic miracle

In this game, submit a patient to an MRI scan and learn all about MRI in the process.

5. X-rays Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

X-rays

All about x-rays: how they were discovered, how they're made, what x rays a're used for and more.

6. Digital Subtraction Angiography Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Digital Subtraction Angiography

A page describing this method of medical imaging which can provide three dimensional pictures of blood vessels.

7. Nanotechnology in Medicine Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Nanotechnology in Medicine

A page giving numerous example of the medical applications of nanotechnology, from drug delivery to imaging.

8. PET CT Scans Rated: 2/5 by physics.org users

PET CT Scans

Read about how PET(positron emission tomography) and CT(computer tomography) scans are used in medicine

9. Inside story: Physics in Medicine Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

Inside story: Physics in Medicine

A series of games which allow you to explore the human body and treat disease using the latest medical technology.

10. How Nuclear Medicine Works Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

How Nuclear Medicine Works

A brief description of how Nuclear Medicine works. The pages address broad areas of medical use of radiation: PET, MRI scanners, SPECT, cardiovascular and bone scanning, treatment, radiation therapy.

11. Endoscopy Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

Endoscopy

A general overview of endoscopy more orientated to the medical side rather than the physics.



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