X-Rays= Very Short Wavelength
Cause Ionisation- knocking off of electrons in cells can cause cancer.
X-rays affect photographic film the same way light does.
Metal and bone absorb x-rays.
When having an x-ray, your arm is put on a photographic film and x-rays are emitted at it. The parts of the arm the x-rays cant travel through, stay white.
Takes multiple x-rays around the whole person.
Produces a 3D image.
You can distinguish between hard and soft tissue.
Safety- Lead Sheliding. The lead absorbs the x-rays.