How Does Your X-Ray Work?
Have you ever wondered what is going on in your x-ray machine when it makes x-rays? Here is a brief and general explanation that you canuse to answer the questions of the young scientists that sit in your chair. The control box of the x-ray machine does two things. It takes the electrical power that comes from the power company and it controls it so that too much doesn’t get through. This part of the job of the control is called power regulation. The second job of the control is to start the x-ray and stop it in a set period of time. Just like a time keeper in a race the control turns on the switch that starts the x-rays and then after a brief measured amount of time it turns the switch off.