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  • X-Rays
    • Widely used diagnostic technique
      • Examine problems inside the body
      • Effective way of detecting problems with bones
      • Can identify problems with soft tissue e.g. pneumonia or breast cancer
    • Electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength
      • Can pass through flesh but not bone
        • Bone will stay white
        • Can see cracks in bone where black comes through
      • When hits photographic film it goes black
      • Can cause cell damage
        • may lead to cancer
    • Machine directs rays at the affected area


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