Scattered Radiation

  • Horst Aichinger
  • Joachim Dierker
  • Sigrid Joite-Barfuß
  • Manfred Säbel


In X-ray imaging the X-ray photons penetrate the patient and interact with the orbital electrons of the atoms of which tissue is made up. The interaction processes relevant in diagnostic radiology have been introduced in Chap. II.2.2:
  • The photoelectric effect is the most important interaction process with respect to image quality

  • The Compton effect or incoherent scattering is responsible for the creation of scattered radiation and therefore interferes with image quality


Field Size Scattered Radiation Primary Radiation Image Receptor Scatter Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Aichinger
    • 1
  • Joachim Dierker
    • 2
  • Sigrid Joite-Barfuß
    • 3
  • Manfred Säbel
    • 4
  1. 1.FürthGermany
  2. 2.ErlangenGermany
  3. 3.ErlangenGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Diagnostische RadiologieUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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