coherent scatter


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Related to coherent scatter: pair production, Compton scatter, Incoherent scatter

coherent scatter

An interaction between x-rays and matter in which the incoming photon is absorbed by the atom and leaves with the same energy in a different direction. Less than 5% of the interactions between x-rays and matter in tissue are of this type.
See also: scatter
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