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ERIC Number: EJ1000740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Temporary Personal Radioactivity
Myers, Fred
Physics Teacher, v50 n8 p499-500 Nov 2012
As part of a bone scan procedure to look for the spread of prostate cancer, I was injected with radioactive technetium. In an effort to occupy/distract my mind, I used a Geiger counter to determine if the radioactive count obeyed the inverse-square law as a sensor was moved away from my bladder by incremental distances. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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