Chapter Eleven. Electromagnetic radiation

  1. Joyce James,
  2. Colin Baker and
  3. Helen Swain

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch11

Principles of Science for Nurses

Principles of Science for Nurses

How to Cite

James, J., Baker, C. and Swain, H. (2002) Electromagnetic radiation, in Principles of Science for Nurses, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632057696

Online ISBN: 9780470774410

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Keywords:

  • energy;
  • electromagnetic radiation;
  • waves;
  • nursing;
  • imaging

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Learning objectives

  • Introduction

  • What is electromagnetic radiation?

  • The sun and electromagnetic radiation

  • Non-ionising radiation

  • Radioisotopes

  • Monitoring exposure and reducing dosage

  • Clinical uses of radioisotopes

  • Non-invasive imaging techniques

  • Summary

  • Review questions

  • Further reading