week 1 Properties 22

week 1 Properties 22 - X-ray Principles & Physics...

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X-ray Principles & Physics Laboratory Russell L. Wilson , CRT, RT(R)
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Properties of X-ray X-rays travel in a straight line and diverge from their point of origin. X-ray photons have many different energies. X-rays are highly penetrating. X-rays are invisible. X-rays travel at the speed of light.
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Properties of X-ray X-rays produce scatter radiation when they enter-act with matter. X-rays affect radiographic and photographic film. X-rays cause fluorescence of some materials. X-rays cause biologic damage.
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Properties of X-ray X-rays respond according to the inverse square law.
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X-ray Protection Because x-rays cause biologic damage, the operator of the machine and the patient must be protected from the radiation. Lead is used to absorb radiation.
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X-ray Hazards In the early days of radiography, the patient often was burned by the radiation. With proper operation of equipment, x-rays are relatively safe today.
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