Diagnostic techniques - Xrays

  • Created by: Ciara
  • Created on: 18-11-15 17:23

Diagnostic techniques - Xrays


  • Readily available
  • Can be used with a wide range of people
  • Quick imaging
  • Gives good clear image of bones = well defined high contrast images
  • Proven track record
  • Penetrates through materials and view things otherwise not visable


  • Uses ionising radiation which can cause cancer if you are over exposed
  • Poor images of soft tissues
  • Limit to the number you can have as over exposure is harmful


It can be used for bone fractures, teeth and breast cancer


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