X-ray and Computed Tomography

Authored by: Ravishankar Chityala

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

Print publication date:  April  2010
Online publication date:  April  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075243
eBook ISBN: 9781420075250
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X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiations like light, radio waves, and so on. They have a wavelength of 10–0.01 nm. X-rays were discovered accidentally by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a German physicist, while studying cathode ray tubes.

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