Basic Discussion on Electromagnetic Radiation: X-Rays in Relation to SPECT/CT Systems

  • Peter Hiles


This chapter takes the reader from the basic concept of X-ray production to considerations of how the resulting radiation spectrum can be tailored to match particular diagnostic imaging requirements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.North Wales Medical PhysicsBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Glan Clwyd HospitalBodelwyddan, DenbighshireUK

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