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Production of X Rays

  • Ervin B. PodgoršakEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

This chapter deals mainly with production of x rays but it also provides a brief introduction to Čerenkov radiation and synchrotron radiation (magnetic bremsstrahlung). Two types of x ray are known: characteristic (fluorescence) radiation and bremsstrahlung, and both are important in medical physics, because they are used extensively in diagnostic imaging and in external beam radiotherapy.

Keywords

Charged Particle Synchrotron Radiation Auger Electron Energy Level Diagram Atomic Shell 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsCentre universitaire de santé McGill, McGill University Health CentreMontréalCanada

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