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scatter

 [skat´er]
the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
back scatter backward diffusion of x-rays.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr),
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. Change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle due to collision or interaction.
2. Secondary radiation due to interaction of primary radiation with matter.

scatter

1. the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
2. the distribution of two variables in relation to each other, e.g. the numbers of a population in terms of time, place or any other variable.

back scatter
backward diffusion of x-rays.
scatter diagram
a graphic representation of a scatter of two variables.
scatter radiation
the scattering of radiation in all directions as a result of interaction between the beam of the x-ray and the patient. See also compton effect.
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