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1

What three things are needed to produce xrays?

source of electrons
acceleration of electrons
deceleration of electrons

2

What is the production of electrons at the cathode end of the xray tube?

thermionic emission

3

How do you control xray photons?

ma
time
mAs

4

What creates increase negative charge and positive charge causing free electrons to travel to anode at high velocity?

kVp

5

What determines the energy of the xray photons and the amount of photons?

kVp

6

What determines the photon production?

mAs

7

Cathode is what charge?

negative

8

Anode is what charge?

positive

9

Filament is what charge?

negative

10

What is connected to the cathode and housed in the focusing cup?

filament

11

Electrons are produced at?

filament

12

What is the measurement of tube current?

ma

13

What is a controller of xray intensity (quantity)?

mAs

14

What is a controller of photon penetrability (energy)?

kVp