X-Ray

 



X-Ray

X-rays are pictures made by passing radiant beams through an object and capturing the image on the other side.  Solid objects, like bones, allow less light to pass through and appear white on the picture.  Less solid objects, like organs in the body, allow more light to pass through and appear more gray on a picture.  X-Rays are the oldest and most frequently used for of diagnostic medical imaging.

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