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X-ray Imaging

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In this chapter, the physical principles of X-rays are introduced. We start with a general definition of X-rays compared to other well known rays, e. g., the visible light. In Sec. 7.2, we will learn how X-rays can be generated and how they can be characterized with respect to their energy. The most relevant concept to understand how X-ray imaging works is the behavior of X-rays when they interact with matter.

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Berger, M., Yang, Q., Maier, A. (2018). X-ray Imaging. In: Maier, A., Steidl, S., Christlein, V., Hornegger, J. (eds) Medical Imaging Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11111. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96520-8_7

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