Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss radiation and the difference between particulate and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Discuss energy conversion and the generation of x-rays.
  • Describe the components of the x-ray tube and their functions.
  • Explain the characteristics of the x-ray beam.
  • Discuss the attenuation of x-rays and how it effects the radiographic image.
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