Asked by Maria Ojile on May 06, 2024



What emitted particle can be used to treat a medical problem only when the particle's source material is placed in extremely close proximity to the problem area?

A) Alpha particle
B) Beta particle
C) Gamma radiation
D) All of the above

Alpha Particle

A type of radioactive emission consisting of two protons and two neutrons, equivalent to a helium nucleus.

Beta Particle

A beta particle is a high-energy, high-speed electron or positron emitted by certain types of radioactive nuclei during radioactive decay.

  • Recognize the uses of radioactive materials in medicine, including diagnosis and treatment.

Verified Answer

Zybrea Knight

May 06, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Alpha particles have a very short range and can only travel a few centimeters in air, so they need to be very close to the target area to be effective in medical treatments.