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Gamma Wave Uses

radio | micro | IR | visible | UV | X | gamma

Despite the apparent danger, they can be amazingly useful. Amongst others, they are widely used in hospitals.

Some medical imaging equipment involves the use of gamma rays, such as the Gamma Camera below:
Gamma Camera
Image courtesy of Addenbrooke's Trust, Cambridge

Gamma waves can also be used to kill cancerous cells by direct exposure.

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