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1

x-photon production increases with increase in

kVp

2

100 kVp

1% are x-photons

3

bremsstrahlung radiation

- "slowed radiation"
- one-third

4

characteristic radiation

projectile electrons interact with inner-k-shell atomic electrons
- discrete energies for discrete emission spectrum

5

4 factors that affect x-ray emission spectrum

1. heat and low energy x-rays are produced
2. Bremsstrahlung x-rays are emitted
3. target absorbs low energy x-rays
4. external filtration improves x-ray quality and reduces radiation dose

6

interaction with K-shell electrons produces..

characteristic radiation

7

interaction and deflection of the projectile electrons with the nucleus causes...

Bremssrahlung radiation
- MAJORITY of x-rays in the spectrum