X-Rays in medicine

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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.

Treating Cancer

X-Rays can cause ionisation - high doses of it will kill living


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