Applications of Radiation Technology

This is an essay for my Cold War class on Medical uses/applications of radiation therapy (during Cold War and present). submit a citations document and must include at least four secondary sources and four primary source references. It must be in Chicago format. Essential Question: How did the radioactive properties of uranium contribute to medical treatment and therapy? My Thesis:  Radioactive elements have traditionally been associated with destruction and death; however, certain radioactive elements have provided mankind with solutions for improved health and increased life. The story of how radioactivity has been a force for scientific and clinical good is a remarkable tale that continues to the present and points towards a promising future. Some websites to help: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741521410017271 https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-basics/history-of-cancer/cancer-treatment-radiation.html https://www.mirion.com/learning-center/radiation-safety-basics/the-history-of-radiation https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/non-power-nuclear-applications/radioisotopes-research/radioisotopes-in-medicine.aspx https://www.iaea.org/Publications/Factsheets/English/radlife

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