X-ray Attenuation and Reduction of Backscattered Radiation

  • Naji A
  • Jaafar M
  • Ali E
  • et al.
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This paper reports the comparative study of X-ray attenuation using different materials which can be utilized to design anti-backscattered grids and radiation protection shields. The characteristics of X-ray attenuation in several materials, namely, lead, copper, iron steel, and aluminum, are investigated under diverse exposure parameters to measure their ability to attenuate incident X-ray and their capability to reduce backscattered X-ray. Lead and iron steel shields exhibit the best abilities in attenuating X-ray, whereas aluminum shield shows the least attenuation ability. This study proposes a design of a unique method for assessing the backscatter X-ray dose. The iron steel grid based on iron steel plate provides the best value in reducing backscattered radiation (up to 34.78%) compared with other conventional plate materials.




Naji, A. T., Jaafar, M. S., Ali, E. A., & Al-Ani, S. K. J. (2016). X-ray Attenuation and Reduction of Backscattered Radiation. Applied Physics Research, 8(4), 92. https://doi.org/10.5539/apr.v8n4p92

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