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What are x-rays good for?

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Dr. Joseph Marra
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
Dr. Michael Gabor
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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