Compton scatter


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Comp·ton scat·ter

(komp'tĕn),
the mechanism of scatter called the Compton effect.

Compton scatter

Etymology: Arthur H. Compton, American physicist, 1892-1962
the principal interaction process of photons with tissue in the diagnostic and therapeutic radiology energy range. In this process, the incoming photon transfers energy to an electron in the material and is deflected, with reduced energy, into a path that generally leads to additional interactions.
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One of the most significant factors degrading image quality in planar and SPECT studies is Compton scatter.