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X-RAYS INTERACT with matter in the following five ways:
(1) coherent scattering,
(2) Compton scattering,
(3) photoelectric effect,
(4) pair production, and
Only _____ scattering and _______ effect are important in making an x-ray image.
The higher the energy of an x-ray, the _____ is its wavelength.
Consequently, low-energy x-rays tend to interact with ____ atoms
___________ x-rays generally interact with electrons, and high-energy x-rays generally interact with nuclei.
X-rays with energies below approximately 10 keV interact with matter by ____ scattering
In _____ scattering, the incident x-ray interacts with a target atom, causing it to become excited
The result of ______ scattering is a change in direction of the x-ray without a change in its energy
an interaction with outer-shell electrons that not only scatters the x-ray but reduces its energy and ionizes the atom as well. This interaction is called ________
X-rays scattered back in the direction of the incident x-ray beam are called _________
Compton scattering reduces image_______.