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aluminum fliters added outside the tube to increase filtration of the primary beam
added filtration
the part of the beam nearer the anode is less intense than that nearer the cathode
anode heel effect
the reduction in the nuumber of x-ray photons as the x-ray beam passes through matter
attenuation
the blackening in a radiographic film: exposed silver crystals in the film are converted by the processing into black metallic silver
bblack metallic silver
a measurement showing the relationship between exposure and density
characteristic curve
a type of added filter designed to compensate for different tissue densities in different body areas by filtering the beam through one area more that through another
compensating filter
the overall amount of blackening on a radiograph, also called optical density or radiographic density
density