X-Ray or X-radiation is a form of high energy electromagnetic radiation, which is used to reveal the images of the bones through the person’s skin. It was discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1985. As technology is becoming advanced day by day, the emergence of new x-Ray lights with more applications has come into existence.
What Is the Purpose of Taking an X-Ray?
It’s done to diagnose
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated joints
- Tooth decay
- Abdominal pain
- Bone cancer
- Digestive problems
Types of X-Rays
It gives details about the teeth and supporting tissues of your mouth. It also enables you to look at the tooth roots and status of developing teeth.
This Part of the Body Has a Hard Palate and Soft Palate.
- A. Throat
- B. Mouth
- C. Chin
- D. Wrist
It produces images of tissues and organs of the body. It also helps in analyzing the health of some vital organs.
A test that looks at structures and organs like small and large intestine, stomach, and liver.
Standard Computed Tomography
It aids in obtaining images for the diagnosis of circulatory systems like blood clots and coronary artery disease.
An X-ray that examines the kidney, uterus, and bladder is known as KUB X-ray.
Facts about X-Ray
The Unknown Factor
The letter ‘x’ in mathematics always denotes the unknown factor. Conrad named it as X-Strahlen, where Strahlen means ray or beam in German.
X-rays are not only used for identifying fractures or broken bones. There are few X-rays which include CT scans, Fluoroscopy, Contrast X-rays, Dental X-rays, and Mammograms.
X-rays were used in telescopes to give scientists a better understanding of the solar system.
Not Everything Was Captured
As the rays pass through the body, some of them are blocked and some get to pass through, allowing certain images to appear.
Dangers in X-Rays
High frequency in radiation can cause skin burns, loss of hair, and cancer.