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[Arthur H. Compton, U.S. physicist and Nobel laureate, 1892-1962] An interaction between x-rays and matter in which the incoming photon ejects a loosely bound outer-shell electron. The resulting change in the direction of the x-ray photon causes scatter, increasing the dose and degrading the radiographic image. Most interactions between x-rays and matter are of this type, esp. at high energies. SEE: scatter
Venes, Donald, editor. "Compton Scattering." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering.
Compton scattering. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering. Accessed December 9, 2023.
Compton scattering. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering
Compton Scattering [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 December 09]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering.
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