Beta radiation

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Current of β particles (electrons). Most currently known artificial radioactive isotopes mainly emit β rays. Their ability to penetrate (range in tissue) depends on their kinetic energy. Indications are superficial tumours of the skin (e.g. basal cell carcinoma) and the mucous membrane ( spinocellular carcinoma, angiosarcoma).


Last updated on: 29.10.2020