X-rays

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  • X-rays
    • uses electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength
    • x-ray machine directs rays at affected area
    • underneath is a photographic plate
    • x-ray passes through soft tissue causing a change in film
    • more than one image can get got from different angles
    • have to keep still so the image is not blurred
    • a radiologist will study the x-ray images
    • quick, cheap and easy to use
    • results are obtained quickly
    • radiation can cause damage to cells so may lead to cancer

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