A 32-year-old male asked:
What are x-rays good for?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Radiology 29 years experience
Imaging & treatment: x-rays are useful in my field because their high penetration allows imaging of deeper tissues within the body than normal light does. This allows for the images seen on chest x-rays and CT scans. x-rays can also cause damage to tissue. This is good for us if we are trying to kill cancer cells in a small area. They can also harm normal healthy tissue if exposed to too much, so must use wisely
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Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
A variety: of diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medical imaging and other specialties, too extensive for a short answer.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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