How are x rays for diagnostic imaging produced

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How are x rays for diagnostic imaging produced?

In the x-ray tube, about 90% of x-rays are created when electrons emitted from the cathode pass close to positively charged atomic nuclei within the anode target and change direction, resulting in a loss of energy in the form of x-ray photons known as bremsstrahlung (“braking”) x-rays. An additional 10% of x-rays are produced when inner shell atomic electrons of the anode target are ejected by incident electrons, followed by relaxation of outer shell atomic electrons to fill the inner shell vacancies, leading to emission of energy in the form of x-ray photons known as characteristic x-rays.

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