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[Arthur H. Compton, U.S. physicist and Nobel laureate, 1892-1962] An interaction between x-rays and matter in which the incoming photon ejects a loosely bound outer-shell electron. The resulting change in the direction of the x-ray photon causes scatter, increasing the dose and degrading the radiographic image. Most interactions between x-rays and matter are of this type, esp. at high energies. SEE: scatter
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Compton Scattering." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering.
Compton scattering. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering. Accessed January 17, 2020.
Compton scattering. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering
Compton Scattering [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 January 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751047/all/Compton_scattering.
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