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Does anybody know what are gamma rays used to treat?

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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Cancer

Gamma rays are naturally produced x-rays from radioactive material such as cobalt 60.
In the past cobalt machines were commonly used to treat cancer. Today most medical radiation is delivered via a linear accelerator that makes high energy x-rays.

In brief: Cancer

Gamma rays are naturally produced x-rays from radioactive material such as cobalt 60.
In the past cobalt machines were commonly used to treat cancer. Today most medical radiation is delivered via a linear accelerator that makes high energy x-rays.
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