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No Radiation Dose Too Small to Cause Stochastic Effects


Because of their high energy, x-rays have the ability to cause ionization of atoms in a tissue, which makes high-energy radiations damaging to biological tissues. The biological consequences of radiation exposure can be classified in 1 of 2 main categories: deterministic radiation effects and stochastic radiation effects.  Deterministic Effects: Deterministic effects occur when the radiation absorption in a tissue or organ exceeds a threshold level. This threshold level depend more...
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