Definition[edit | edit source]

An X-ray is

a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light. Unlike light, however, x-rays have higher energy and can pass through most objects, including the body. Medical x-rays are used to generate images of tissues and structures inside the body.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Institute of Health and Human Resources, National Institutes of Health, "X-rays" (full-text).
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