Card Set Information
Who discovered xray?
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
What does PID stand for?
Position Indicator Device
What is another PID term it is called?
List 6 types of examples of electromagnetic radiation.
Cosmic, Gamma, Xrays, Ultraviolet, infrared, visible light, Micowaves
How is electromagnetic energy measured?
How long ago was discover the X-ray?
Over 100 yrs ago.
Wavelengths are measured from _________ to _______,
Or ________ to __________.
Crest to crest
Trought to trough
Which wavelenghts are the most penetrating?
Which wavelengths are the least penetrating?
Name the three basic components of an atom.
1) Protrons 2) Neutrons 3) Electrons
The process whereby radiation changes the atomic structure of a cell is called what?
List the 4 types of radiatiuon.
I) Primary II) Secondary III) Scatter IV) Leakage
The cells of the body are divided into what two groups?
Genetic and Somatic
List the 8 body tissues in the order of the most sensitive to the least.
1)Genetic 2)Blood 3)Skin 4)Connective tissues 5)Bone 6)Nerve-brain 7)Muscles 8)Glands
Xrays should be avoid with pregnant women, especially during what period?
What are the two types of radiation that people are exposed to daily?
Natural and artificial
What are the sources of natural radiation?
Earth (radon), Sun, Atmosphere
Define "Latent period".
The time between exposure and symptoms
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