The properties of high frequency electromagnetic radiation are incredibly important in the world of medicine, allowing physicians to look inside the human body and even combat cancer.
- X-rays and gamma rays have shorter wavelengths and higher frequencies.
- They are useful in medical practice in controlled situations.
- X-rays pass through tissue but not bone so they are useful for medical diagnosis.
- Gamma rays' ionizing power is used to destroy cancer cells.
Visible light has no significant effect when it shines on us. But other types of light, like x-rays and gamma rays, are much more powerful.
With the shortest wavelengths, x-rays and gamma rays are found at the far end of the electromagnetic spectrum.
They have much higher frequencies than …
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