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Key vocab:
•Radiographer-Anyone who works with x-rays.

How they're produced:

  • They're produced by fast moving electrons.
  • These electrons smash into a metal plate and x-ray's are emitted.


  • Travel at the speed of light
    ↳ Like all other waves on the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • High frequency/high energy
  • Short wavelength
    ↳ easily transmitted through the body.
  • Is absorbed by dense materials (like bone) but transmitted by less dense materials like soft tissue and muscles.

Photographic paper:

  • X-rays reacts with photographic paper turning it black.
  • The white parts of x-ray images are caused because the x-rays have…


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