scattered radiation


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scat·tered ra·di·a·tion

secondary radiation emitted from the interaction of x-rays with matter; generally lower in energy, with a directional distribution that depends on the energy of the incident radiation.
Synonym(s): secondary radiation
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scat·tered ra·di·a·tion

(skat'ĕrd rā'dē-ā'shŭn)
Radiation that has been deflected from its path by impact with matter. This form of secondary radiation is emitted diffusely by the tissues of the patient during exposure to x-radiation.
See also: secondary radiation
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scat·tered ra·di·a·tion

(skat'ĕrd rā'dē-ā'shŭn)
Radiation that has been deflected from its path by impact with matter. This form of secondary radiation is emitted diffusely by the tissues of the patient during exposure to x-radiation.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Statistical characteristics of scattered radiation are calculated at [k.sub.0]L [much greater than] 1 using the stationary phase method [23].
Use of protective curtains reduced the radiation dose to all medical staff members by shielding the entire operating room from scattered radiation and thus was very effective in reducing occupational radiation exposure.
Diasamidze, "On the influence of fluctuations of the direction of an external magnetic field an phase and amplitude correlation functions of scattered radiation by magnetized plasma slab, " Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol.
However, bias error arises in the case of diffuse transmission measurements because the scattered radiation originating at the sample is not distributed uniformly over the surface of the integrating sphere and the radiation sensed by the detectors includes the first reflection of this non-uniform distribution.
To produce an image of what lies within a solid target, the new technique relies on complicated, computer-intensive manipulations of data in the form of fuzzy "shadowgraphs" produced by an array of detectors that record the scattered radiation emerging from the target.
In order to prevent the untoward effects of radiation, shielding of the remaining testis in a proper manner is crucial to avoid the harmful effects of the scattered radiation.
Zhukova, "Depolarization of metric radio signals and the spatial spectrum of scattered radiation by magnetized turbulent plasma slab," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol.
In these cases, lead shielding can be used to block any scattered radiation.
If we designate [A.sub.1] as the apparent absorbance obtained with the sample placed in primary position (farther from the detector) and [A.sub.2] as the apparent absorbance obtained with the sample placed nearer to the detector, the intensity of scattered radiation is related to the difference between these values, as analyzed in a previous study (24) by considering the apparent geometry, of the equation:
By observing any scattered radiation, they could detect the presence of a liquid lead layer on the surface of a single crystal of lead.