X-Rays in medicine
X-Rays are high frequency, short wavelength electromagnetic waves.
They are transmitted by (pass through) healthy tissue, but are absorbed by denser materials like bone and metal.
X-Ray photographs are used to diagnose medical problems such as bone fractures or dental problems.
CT (Computerised Tomography) Scans
These use X-Rays to produce high resolution images of soft and hard tissue. It is a cylindric scanner that can see more than a bogstandard X-Ray can, including internal organs, blood vessels, bones and tumours. 2D or 3D scans can be used.
X-Rays can cause ionisation - high doses of it will kill living…