What happens when kilovoltage is applied to the X-ray?
A. X rays of longer wavelength and more penetrating power are produced B. X rays of shorter wavelength and more penetrating power are produced C. X rays of shorter wavelength and less penetrating power are produced D. X rays of longer wavelength and less penetrating power are produced
Kilovoltage is the voltage at its peak that is given to the x-ray tube. It may seem scary to know that these kilovoltage have radiation and that may be exposed to the patient who is getting the x-ray done. The electrons in the x-ray are increased in speed and therefore move faster.
They move to the anode from the cathode. X-ray photon is in the x-ray and the kilovoltage decides at what point is the most energy used for this photon. There are certain known facts about what the changes of the x-ray will do. One is with making the wavelengths of the x-rays shorter. As a result, there will be less penetrating power produced. It is up to the x-ray technician to make these determinations.