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X-RAYS VS GAMMA RAYS

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X-RAYS VS GAMMA RAYS

1. X-rays arise from transitioning electrons.

2. Gamma rays arise from transitioning nucleons.

3. The properties of Gamma and X-rays are equivalent, only their formation differs.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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