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ALARA Cncept

Keep radiation "As Low As Reasonably Achievable".

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Anode

Positive electrode in x-Ray tube.

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Atom

Basic unit of matter.

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Cathode

Negative electrode in x-Ray tube.

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Central Ray

X-rays at the center of the beam.

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Contrast

Degrees of blackness on an image.

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Density

Overall darkness or blackness of an image.

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Dental Radiaiography

Recording images of the oral cavity using x-rays.

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Dose of Radiation

Amount of energy absorbed by tissues.

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Electron

Negatively charged particle in an atom.

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Energy

Ability to do work

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Genetic Effects

Effects of radiation passed down through genetic cells.

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Ionization

Electrons removed from atoms.

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Kilovoltage peak (kvP)

Highest voltage used during x-Ray.

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Latent period

Time between exposure to x-Ray and sign of symptoms

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Magnification

Enlargement of an image.

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Matter

Anything that occupies space.

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Milliampere

Used to describe intensity of electrical current.

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Photon

Bundle of pure energy with no mass or weight.

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Primary beam

Most penetrating beam at target of anode.