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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

This question is part of Radiography Questions
Asked by Mbelousov, Last updated: Aug 05, 2020

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Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Feb 11, 2019

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.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered May 18, 2017

Incase mas is increased what will happend, please expliend the same as kv
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Apr 26, 2017

X rays of shorter wavelength and more penetrating power are produced
 

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