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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As an example, with the parameters of the Compton scatter laser; [[sigma].
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The arms are illuminated due to the Compton scatter radiation produced during the L5-S1 spot exposure.