A class of high energy photon, X-rays have wavelengths of 0.012 to 12 nanometers. Not only are X-rays used for medical imaging (when you break your arm an X-ray machine is used to take a picture of the broken bone), but since black holes, quasars, and other stellar objects emit X-rays, X-Ray Astronomy is actively researched.
A photon of electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength interval between about 1 Angstrom and 100 Angstroms.
A type of electromagnetic radiation (between ultraviolet light and gamma rays in wavelength, frequency, and energy) - basically, it's light that is way past the blue-violet end of the visible spectrum - we cannot see it. They have short wavelength (and high frequency) as compared to visible light. Each photon of X-ray radiation has a lot of energy. X-rays can go through most solid objects.
Electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength, lying within the wavelength interval of 0.1 to 1.5 angstroms (between gamma rays and ultraviolet radiation). X-rays penetrate various thicknesses of all solids, and they act on photographic plates in the same manner as light. Secondary x-rays are produced whenever s-rays are absorbed by a substance. In the case of absorption by a gas, this results in ionization.
a type of high energy radiation that can be used at low levels to make images of the internal structures of the body and at high levels for radiation therapy
a diagnostic technique when an electromagnetic wave produces an image of internal body parts.
Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between those of ultraviolet and gamma rays, approximately 0.01-10 nm. At these short wavelengths, it is more common to talk in terms of photon energies. These energies range from 0.1-100 k eV.
Higher-energy part of the X-ray spectrum ranging from approximately 5 k eV to 100 keV.
electromagnetic radiation produced outside the atomic nucleus by machines.
A very high energy form of electromagnetic radiation (though not as high energy as gamma rays). X-rays typically have wavelengths from a few picometers up to 20 nanometers. X-rays easily penetrate soft tissue, which makes them useful in medical imaging and in radiation therapy.
A form of light with a wavelength between that of ultraviolet radiation and gamma rays.
An energy beam of very short wavelengths (0.1 to 1000 Ã…) produced by the bombardment of various materials with high velocity electrons.
The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink breast tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or from materials called radioisotopes. Radioisotopes produce radiation and can be placed in or near the tumor or in the area near breast cancer cells. This type of radiation treatment is called internal radiation therapy, implant radiation, interstitial radiation, or brachytherapy. Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, such as a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody, that circulates throughout the body. X-ray therapy is also called radiation therapy, radiotherapy, and irradiation.
Short electromagnetic waves whose wavelengths range from .00001 to 3000 angstroms.
High-energy radiation used in low doses to diagnose diseases and in high doses to treat cancer.
(CT) Electromagnetic radiation of extremely short wavelength with great penetrating powers in matter opaque to light.
The X-ray is: photon of high energy, short wavelength electomagnetic radiation that is not made up matter at all…. it is pure energy. the result of an atomic electron transition for a very heavy element. It is produced in an X-ray tube. High energy electrons are fired at a metal (usually tungsten) target within an evacuated tube. The interaction of these high energy electrons with the electrons orbiting the metal atom produces X-rays - they are NOT nuclear radiation (cf gamma ray production). Some very powerful X-ray machines can produce X-rays that are of higher energy than most gamma rays. (see LINAC) Having no mass and no charge its ionising power is very low. As its ionising power is so low it penetrates very deeply into matter before its energy has been used up. Its penetrating power is therefore very high (about 99.9% is absorbed by 100 m of air or 1cm lead).
Electromagnetic radiation of non-nuclear origin within the wavelength interval of 0.1 to 100 Angstroms (between gamma-ray and ultra-violet radiation). X-rays are used in medicine to examine teeth, lungs, bones, and other parts of the human body; they also occur naturally.
a ray or radiation of very short wavelength that can penetrate solid objects, used to study internal structures unseen by the human eye.
Electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength, between those of gamma rays and ultraviolet radiation.
take an x-ray of something or somebody; "The doctor x-rayed my chest"
a commonly ordered, first-line diagnostic test where low dose of radiation passes through the body to produce a single black and white image
a common tool that the doctor may use to help diagnose the cause of joint pain
a form of electromagnetic radiation - a type of energy that exists in nature and beams at us from space, rocks and the soil
a form of electromagnetic radiation that is projected to produce two-dimensional images on specialized film
an image of the body that is created by using low doses of radiation reflected on special film or a fluorescent screen
a painless imaging process that utilizes photographic film to absorb electromagnetic radiation transmitted through your body
a painless test in which an image is created of part of the body by using low doses of electromagnetic radiation that are reflected on film paper or fluorescent screens
a painless way of producing picturesof inside the body using radiation
a photo taken with a machine which passes electromagnetic radiation through the body, capturing an image of the internal structures
a test in which an image is created using low doses of radiation reflected on film paper or fluorescent screens providing an image of specific areas
a test in which an image of the body is created by using low doses of radiation
a test that uses radiation to produce images of the bones and organs of the body
a type of radiation that can pass through the body and onto film, making pictures of areas inside the body
a type of radiation that passes through the chest onto film or onto a digital plate, creating pictures of the lungs, heart and bones of the chest, which can be used to diagnose some diseases
a very short wavelength and very high energy photon, which can so excite an atom's valence electron shell that one or more electrons are completely stripped away
a relatively high-energy photon with a very short wavelength.
X-ray radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum between the UV and gamma-ray components. As X-rays are blocked by our atmosphere X-ray astronomy is only possible from space such as with the Chandra telescope. X-ray emissions are associated with high-energy astrophysical events such as accretion onto neutron stars and black holes.
The part of the electromagnetic spectrum whose radiation has somewhat greater frequencies and smaller wavelengths than those of ultraviolet radiation. Because x-rays are absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, x-ray astronomy is performed in space.
The region of the electromagnetic spectrum from about 0.001 - 1 nanometers (1 keV - 1 MeV).
Viewing of a part of the body by means of passing very high frequency electromagnetic waves through the part and measuring on film the amount that gets through.
High-energy radiation used in low doses to diagnose cancer and in high doses to treat the disease.
Roentgen ray Electromagnetic vibrations of short wave length that penetrate most matter and produce an image on film.
an examination of a part of the body using a type of radiation that can go through many solid substances, allowing hidden objects such as bones and organs to be photographed.
a machine that used radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range of 0.1-10 nanometers (nm).
Region of the electromagnetic spectrum corresponding to radiation of high frequency and short wavelengths, far outside the visible spectrum. [More Info: Field Guide
Band of low energy X-rays, between 0.1 keV and approximately 5 keV.
a diagnostic test which uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film.
electromagnetic energy used to produce images of bones, organs, and internal tissues.
A high-energy photon with wavelength in the approximate range from 0.05 angstroms to 100 angstroms. The name X-ray was coined by its discoverer, Wilhelm Roentgen. Roentgen did not fully understand the nature of this type of light and therefore used the "x" to symbolize the unknown quantity.
electromagnetic energy used to produce images of bones and internal organs onto film.
A portion of the electromagnetic spectrum beyond the ultraviolet with higher frequency and shorter wavelengths. Able to penetrate solid objects for internal, non-destructive evaluation. N/A
the region of the electromagnetic spectrum defined by radiation (photons) energies between 1 thousand and 1 million eV (or wavelengths between 0.001 and 1 nanometer); this waveband is between ultraviolet and gamma-radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum
Electromagnetic energy having a wavelength in the approximate range from 0.01 to 10 nanometers.
High-energy radiation used in low doses to create images of the body to help diagnose diseases and determine the extent of injuries.
A test that uses radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
A type of electromagnetic radiation between ultraviolet light and gamma rays in wavelength, frequency, and energy, which is invisible to the naked eye.
High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-rays possess the properties of penetrating most substances (to varying extents), of acting on a photographic film or plate (permitting radiography), and of causing a fluorescent screen to give off light (permitting fluoroscopy). In low doses X-rays are used for making images that help to diagnose disease, and in high doses to treat cancer . Formerly called a Roentgen ray. An image obtained by means of X-rays. See the entire definition of X-ray
(Or x-radiation, RÃ¶ntgen ray.) Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths shorter than that of ultraviolet radiation and greater than that of gamma radiation. Discovered accidentally by RÃ¶ntgen in 1895. The primary mechanism for the production of x- rays is deceleration of a rapidly moving charge upon interaction with matter ( bremsstrahlung). The x-ray spectrum from an x-ray tube consists of this continuous spectrum on which are superimposed narrow bands (characteristic radiation) that are a consequence of transitions between electronic energy levels of atoms. No sharp boundary exists between x- and ultraviolet radiation nor between x- and gamma radiation, although the latter term is usually restricted to radiation resulting from transitions between nuclear energy levels. Boorse, H. A., and L. Motz, 1966: The World of the Atom, Vol. 1, 385â€“401.
Electromagnetic radiations of a short wavelength that can penetrate various thicknesses of all solids.
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum consisting of radiation of extremely short wavelength which is emitted from a target anode substance bombarded by a stream of electrons moving at a sufficiently high velocity.
Electromagnetic radiation of very short wavelength and very high energy; x-rays have shorter wavelengths than ultraviolet light but longer wavelengths than cosmic rays.
A photograph obtained by use of x rays.
A type of high-energy radiation. In low doses, x-rays are used to diagnose diseases by making pictures of the inside of the body. In high doses, x-rays are used to treat cancer.
A ray or radiation of very short wave-length, that can penetrate solid substances.
Electromagnetic radiation with high frequency, short wavelengths between .01-10nm, able to penetrate solid objects.
High frequency electromagnetic ray of short wave-length, capable of penetrating most solid substances.
A form of radiant energy with extremely short wave length which has the ability to penetrate materials that absorb or reflect ordinary light. X-Rays provide a form of Non-Destructive testing.
X-rays (or RÃ¶ntgen rays) are a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength in the range of 10 to 0.01 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 to 30 000 PHz (1015 hertz). X-rays are primarily used for diagnostic radiography and crystallography. X-rays are a form of ionizing radiation and as such can be dangerous.
In chess, an x-ray or x-ray attack is a tactic that involves the action of a piece being felt "through" a piece of the opposite color. It is different from the skewer, the pin and line clearance, with each of which it is often confounded.
"X-Ray" is the fourth episode of the first season of the WB original series, Smallville. The episode was written by Mark Verheiden and was directed by James Frawley. It originally aired on November 6, 2001.
X-Ray (James "Jimmy" Darnell) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe whose first appearance was in Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #254 as a member of the villainous group, the U-Foes. He is the brother of teammate, Vapor.