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  • Created on: 23-01-14 19:46
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  • X-rays
    • They are high frequency, short wavelength electromagnetic waves.
    • They are transmitted by healthy tissue.
    • They are absorbed by bone and metal.
    • They affect photographic film in the same way as visible light
      • X-ray photographs can be used to diagnose many medical conditions.
    • X-ray images can be formed electronically using charge-coupled devices (CCD's)
    • X-ray's are ionising - they can damage living cells.


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