Definitions of X-radiation
  1. noun
    electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target
    synonyms: X ray, X-ray, roentgen ray, x-ray
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    type of:
    ionizing radiation
    high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
    electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
    radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
  2. noun
    obtaining images by the use of X rays
    synonyms: X-raying
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    CAT, CT, computed axial tomography, computed tomography, computerized axial tomography, computerized tomography
    a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
    type of:
    imaging, tomography
    (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
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