Why Do Hospitals Have Particle Accelerators?

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Viewers gain insight into medical technology with a short video that examines how PET scanners can track FGD injected into a patient's body to find tumors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research local hospitals about the types of diagnostic technology available
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is very technical and may be difficult for some learners to follow; consider pausing the video frequently to check for understanding or showing the video several times
  • Animations trace the pathways of the isotopes and model how tumors are located
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