X-Rays can penetrate matter. It is weakened differently depending on the type of material. The attenuation of X-rays is the most important factor in radiographic imaging.
The radiation intensity of the X-ray beam decreases exponentially with I = I_0e^-µx of the path length x traveled in the specific material.

Radiation Intensity in Plastic Industry by Hachtel

Measuring technology: Dependent on thickness and material properties the radiation intensity of the X-rays changes.

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