X-ray Production (Chapter One)

  1. Anode.
    A positively charged electrode.
  2. Atom.
    A basic part of matter that consists of a nucleus and a surrounding cloud of electrons.
  3. Atomic Number.
    The number of protons in an atom's nucleus.
  4. Cathode.
    A negatively charged electrode.
  5. Electromagnetic Radiation.
    A method of transporting energy through space, distinguished by wavelength, frequencym and energy.
  6. Electromagnetic Spectrum.
    Electromagnetic radiation grouped according to wavelength and frequency.
  7. Electron.
    A negatively charged particle that travels around the nucleus.
  8. Excitation.
    A process in which an electron is moved to higher energy level within the atom.
  9. Fluorescence.
    The ability of a substance to emit visible light.
  10. Frequency.
    The number of cycles of the wave that pass a stationary point in a second.
  11. Gamma Rays.
    Electromagnetic radiation emitted from the nucleus of radioactive substances.
  12. Infrared Rays.
    Electromagnetic radiation, beyond the red end of the visible spectrum, characterized by long wavelengths.
  13. Ionization.
    A process in which an outer electron is removed from the atom so that the atom is left positively charged.
  14. Neutron.
    A neutral particle located in the nucleusof an atom.
  15. Photons.
    A bundle of radiant energy.
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X-ray Production (Chapter One)
VT 2200 Veterinary Imaging