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X-Rays - Benefits and Risks

 Faculty of Radiologists
  20th-Feb-2018
Description: X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like light waves and radiowaves. Because X-rays have higher energy than light waves, they can pass through the body. X-rays were first discovered over 100 years ago and were quickly applied to medical diagnostic use.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Imaging
Contributing Organization: Faculty of Radiologists
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X-Rays – Benefits and Risks
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like light waves and radiowaves.
Because X-rays have higher energy than light waves, they can pass through the
body. X-rays were first discovered over 100 years ago and were quickly applied to
medical diagnostic use. Today x-rays remain a valuable tool in diagnosis and
treatment of many injuries and diseases.
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