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Physics II Quiz # 9

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(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) Dependent upon target element.
characteristic
(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) Constitues approx. 15% of x-ray beam at 100 kVp.
characteristic
(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) Projectile electron can lose any amount of its kinetic energy when producing this radiation
Brems
(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) Has very specific x-ray energies
Characteristic
(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) "Slowed-down radiation"
Brems
(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) Projectile electron is affected by the electric field of a target atom nucleus
Brems
(Characteristic or Bremsstrahlung?) Outer-shell electron fills an inner-shell void
Characteristic
Electron target interactions result in the conversion of electron kinetic energy into ____ energy and _________ energy.
Thermal; electromagnetic
The production of heat in the anode increases directly with increasing x-ray tube ____ or _____
current(mAs) or kVp
Using three-phase power is equivalent to a ___ % increase in kVp over single phase equipment
12
Using high-frequency power is equivalent to a ___% increase in kVp over single phase equipment.
16
Increasing filtration will result in what effect on the x-ray beam?
Adding filtration hardens the x-ray beam because of the relative increase in average energy
Only the __________ x-rays of tungsten are useful for imaging.
k-characteristic