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intensifying screens

plates coated with flourescent crystals


fundemental particles that compose atoms


the quality of matter that makes up any physical object


all matter is composed if these "building blocks"


a substance made up of only one type of atom


the # of times the crest of a wave passes a given point

ampere (A)

used to measure the rate of current flow in a circuit. Equals an electrical charge of 1 coulomb folowing through the conductor each second

Kilovolt Peak (kVp)

used to measure the potential difference across an x-ray tube. Equal to 1000 volts


When a neutral atom gains or loses an electron, the electrical charge of its protons and electrons are no longer equal

chemical compound

a substance that consists of only one type of molecule


the flow of electrical charges


when there is a difference in electrical charge

binding energy

energy that holds electrons in its shell


metal that creates electrical charges

electromagnetic energy

light, x-rays, radio waves, microwaves and other forms of energy

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