Mottle

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Mottle

Discoloration in processed food, which can be unappetizing and may result in the return of the food to the store for a refund.
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Quantum mottle becomes more pronounced when the number of x-ray photos absorbed in the screen is decreased, such as by reducing the radiation dose.
The following analogy illustrates the concept of quantum mottle.
Increased photon absorption by the screen (a higher number of information carriers in the imaging chain) reduces quantum mottle and improves visualization of the structure.