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Chapter-07 X-rays: Production, Clinical and Experimental Applications

BOOK TITLE: An Introduction to Medical Biophysics

Author
1. Parkash Parveen
ISBN
9788171795932
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11603_7
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
1998
Pages
15
Author Affiliations
1. Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

Wilhelm Roentgen’s reported X-rays in 1890. Today, imaging with X-rays is perhaps the most commonly used diagnostic tool with medical profession. X-ray unit is in fact a life line of any working hospital. This chapter carries information on x-rays tube and its maintenance and working of x-ray machine with electric circuit. Further, mechanism of X-rays production, their properties and applications in research and diagnosis has been discussed. Much needed information on the use of X-rays in radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, therapy and molecular structure determination has been analysed in critical manner. The last decade saw an unprecedented increase in the use of x-rays for diagnosis and therapy. The extensive use of x-rays has raised certain questions regarding its safety. To analyse this problem the basic knowledge of x-rays has been reexamined.

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