Basic Principles of Detection of Ionizing Radiation Used in Medical Imaging

  • Andrej Studen
  • Marko MikužEmail author


The use of ionizing radiation in medical diagnostics became widespread after the dawn of X-ray imaging in the beginning of the past century. The radiation used at present is variable, as are the techniques for its detection. Here, we describe the imaging modalities that use ionizing radiation, basic principles of interaction to which the radiation used is subjected, and statistical and electronic treatment of the measurements.


Dead Time Fast Electron Compton Scattering Scattered Photon Fano Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Jožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

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